Farming and farm-based products are embedded in the cultural fabric of Vermont. Agriculture may not look like it did fifty years ago but it is still critical to Vermont’s economy, health, and working landscape. This has proven to be fundamental to our resilience during the pandemic. Vermont’s food system—growers, processors, distributors, restaurants, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, etc.—continue to meet the demand from local consumers uncertain of national supply chains and they are stretching in new ways to ensure no Vermonters go hungry.Read more about "The VT COVID-19 Response Fund Recovery Initiatives: A Q+A on Food System Resilience"
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Vermont Foodbank Ensures Food Access for Most Vulnerable
The Vermont Foodbank, a Feeding America member, works with over 215 network and agency partners throughout the state to provide nutritious food to over 153,000 Vermonters each year. Feeding America estimates that the COVID-19 crisis could increase food insecurity nationwide by 46 percent translating into about 34,000 more Vermonters relying on some form of food assistance in the coming months.
The Vermont Foodbank's response has been swift and immediate, including the leasing of two additional trucks to increase transportation capacity and expanding food purchases from a number of sources such as Vermont farms. Learn more about the organization's efforts in this article from VTDigger, and watch the video below from the Foodbank!