About Hunger

Thousands of our neighbors struggle to meet their food needs. Each year the Vermont Foodbank and our network of partners throughout the state serve as many as 86,000 Vermonters in need of emergency food assistance. Learn more about hunger in Vermont and around the nation.

 

Hunger in America

Conducted every four years, Hunger in America is the largest study of charitable food assistance in America. Hunger in America 2014 was conducted using rigorous academic research standards and was peer reviewed by a technical advisory team including researchers from American University, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Urban Institute. Nationally, confidential responses were collected on electronic tablets by 6,000 trained volunteer data collectors.  Click here for the Hunger in America 2014 key findings.

 

Household Food Security Report

Data for the USDA's Economic Research Service food security reports come from an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau as a supplement to the monthly Current Population Survey.  Click here to read the summary or full Household Food Security Report.

 

Hunger Organizations and Resources

There are many organizations in Vermont and around the country that are working on the issue of hunger.  Click here for a list and links to hunger organizations and resources.

 

Food Shelf Locator

There are hundreds of food shelves and meal sites around Vermont, serving as many as 86,000 Vermonters in need.  If you are looking for food or are interested in finding a network partner in your community, visit our network partner map or browse our list of network partners.

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