Food Insecurity Hits One in Four Vermonters

Widespread pandemic job disruption, high risk groups, reliance on food banks and unemployment benefits among research findings
Volunteers at the Winooski Food Shelf follow new COVID-19 safety protocols and arrange a Saturday food pick-up program outdoors.

Nearly one in four Vermonters is experiencing food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Green Mountain State, a University of Vermont statewide survey finds.

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Crops grow around a sign that reads “Food Sovereignty” the People’s Farm.

The People's Farm

One might reasonably assume that Emily Maheux’s passion for agriculture stems from growing up on Vermont’s Champlain Islands, among apple orchards and dairy farms. But truth be told, she was more interested in studying culture and art during her adolescent years than in milking cows or picking apples.

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Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz Selected as Recipient of 2020 Switzer Fellowship

Food Systems PhD Candidate Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz was recently selected as a recipient of a 2020 Switzer Foundation Fellowship award. He is one of 20 recipients from across the country to receive this prestigious fellowship.

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