Groton Emergency Food Shelf

 

1476 Scott Highway

Groton, VT 05046

 

Contact: call Linda Nunn or Roberta Dana (584-3276)

Customers need to call ahead and set up a pickup time.

Note: serves Groton, Wells River and Ryegate

 

Here are some of the types of non-perishable food items we are looking for:

Canned soup†††† Spaghetti sauce††††† flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil

Fruit juices††††††† Canned vegetable†† coffee, tea, hot chocolate

cereal†††††††††††††† instant potatoes††††† ketchup, mustard, mayo

cookies††† †††††††† crackers†††††††††††††††† pancake and syrup

chili†††††††††††††††††† stuffing†††††††††††††††††† peanut butter and jam

 

We also need non-food items, such as laundry, dish soap, personal hygiene items, diapers, toilet paper and school supplies.

 

http://www.ahs.state.vt.us/foodshelves.cfm

According to the Center on Hunger and Poverty 10.1 percent of Vermont households are food insecure.* Thatís 67,000 people.18 percent of, or 26,000, Vermont children live in food insecure households.

The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) "Report on 2001 Survey of Emergency Food Shelves and Community Kitchens" states that:

"Food shelves estimate that 39 percent of their customers are households with adults who are working or on temporary layoff."

Elderly households account for two-thirds of the recent growth in the food shelves caseload, and now represent 24 percent of the Vermonters being helped by local food shelves.The number of elderly households using food shelves increased by 19 percent since the 2000 survey was done."

"More than half (51 percent) of the food shelf customers are families with minor children.An average of 8,736 Vermont children are being fed by food shelves each month, an increase of 6 percent in the past year.Different families use the food shelves each month, so the total number of Vermont children whose families experience food shortages is probably at least triple the monthly average."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains that one in nine Americans isnít sure where his or her next meal will come from.

Americaís Second Harvest determined through their nationwide network of affiliates that, "29.7 percent of emergency food recipient households had to choose between paying for food or paying for medical care in the past 12 months."