Hunger 101 2018-12-07T15:27:27+00:00

Hungry Kate

We’d like you to meet Kate.

Kate represents the thousands of Vermont children who struggle with hunger. This year, the Vermont Foodbank will provide 11 million pounds of food to 153,000 Vermonters, 22% of whom are children under the age of 18 – that’s nearly 34,000 children.

Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing a good foundation for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation.

The Vermont Foodbank has a number of programs focused on ensuring every Vermont child has enough food to eat.

The BackPack Program provides bags of kid-friendly, nutritious food to children when other resources, like school breakfast and lunch, are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.

Through VeggieVanGo, the Foodbank is able to distribute produce twice per month to 15 schools throughout Vermont.

1 in 5 children like Kate will receive food from the Vermont Foodbank. Your donation of just $1 can provide 3 meals to Vermont children in need. Please give to the Vermont Foodbank today.