Together we can help bring farm-fresh Vermont products to Vermonters in need. This week we’re excited to kick off our spring Farmers’ Round Up campaign, benefiting Vermonters Feeding Vermonters (VFV), a program initiated by the Vermont Foodbank last summer to address the economic fallout from the pandemic. The program purchases locally produced fresh food for Vermont households in need.
Thirty percent of Vermont households have experienced food insecurity since the onset of the pandemic, a 9.6% increase from past years.
Here’s how the program works in a nutshell:
- The Vermont Foodbank partners with over 150 Vermont farms and food producers from around the state to purchase locally produced fresh food (produce, meat, dairy, and eggs).
- The food collected is distributed at 277 community locations around the state through VeggieVanGo, food shelves, meal programs, housing sites, and CSAs.