Approximately 1,000 Vermonters are turning 65 every month. That’s probably the largest population shift currently taking place, and it will continue for a number of years.

John Sayles

John Sayles addresses 300 attendees at the Foodbank’s Annual Hunger Conference in Killington, VT on Friday, May 8, 2015. This year’s conference focused on the intersection of hunger, health and nutrition.

Many new seniors’ situations are not as secure as those of seniors in the previous generation: they don’t have pensions or large retirement accounts and may have to keep working to make ends meet. And new seniors who depend on social security and small 401(k) accounts may struggle from the beginning, even before health issues and other consequences of aging begin.

Support for your Vermont Foodbank helps ensure that our senior neighbors get enough nutritious food every day to keep them healthy, vital, and engaged in our communities.

Working with Support and Services at Home (SASH), every two weeks your Foodbank provides a direct distribution