Karen runs the Worcester Community Kitchen and Food Shelf in Worcester, VT. With your help and Karen’s love and dedicated service, help is there for people in central Vermont struggling with hunger. Read what Karen had to say about volunteering at the Vermont Foodbank recently.
Back in December, we wrote about the Vermont Foodbank’s efforts to connect older adults with food resources like 3SquaresVT. Since then, we’ve been trying out new methods to reach more older adults in Vermont through public housing sites, home visits, senior centers, and new partnerships. While we are proud of the work we do, it’s also not really about us.
Five years ago, Angela was in a terrible car wreck. The accident left her with long-term physical and mental disabilities, and she struggles to get by on hardly any income. A mom of two young children, Angela trusts that they’ll get through this tough time together. In the meantime, she’s grateful that she can turn to her local food shelf for help feeding her family. This is Angela’s story:
Eleven newly-minted cooks from around Central Vermont were awarded diplomas on Thursday in Barre’s Old Labor Hall. Before dozens of family members, friends, and community supporters who came out for the ceremony, the CKA graduates accepted their diplomas and then celebrated their achievement by feeding the crowd an exquisite buffet-style meal that included smoked pork ribs, loaded potato salad poppers, meatballs, and many more nutritious foods.
Josh is a 51-year-old who lives in Barre, Vermont. He and his wife of 20 years recently divorced, and it has been difficult to manage his Parkinson’s disease and keep healthy food on the table.
Today, as part of Older Americans Month, the Vermont Foodbank announced the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2017, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States published by Feeding America.