WCFS AND THE VERMONT FOODBANK RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ISSUE OF HUNGER THROUGHOUT HUNGER ACTION MONTH
Hunger-Relief Organizations Encourage the Public to Join Spoontember this September and Support the 49 Million People Who Struggle with Hunger in America
The Woodstock Community Food Shelf, a member of the Vermont Foodbank’s network of partner food shelves and meal sites, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger. Hunger advocates from Vermont and across the country are working together this September to shine a light on the issue of hunger and the 1 in 6 people who face hunger in America – including 153,000 here in Vermont.
WCFS is eager to rally around Hunger Action Month as we continue our fight to solve the issue of hunger in Vermont. Hunger is an issue that affects everyone – our child’s classmate, an office coworker or neighbor down the street. September is an opportunity for all hunger-relief advocates to take simple steps towards supporting those in need.
“Hunger in our communities is unacceptable—and right now it affects 1 in 4 of our neighbors,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “We all have a role to play in ensuring no one in Vermont goes hungry and this September, we are urging everyone in Vermont to take action.”
WCFS is one of 225 member Vermont Foodbank network, which serves every community in the Vermont and provides more than 15 million meals each year to Vermonters in need.
To learn more about Vermont Foodbank’s Hunger Action Month, please visit www.vtfoodbank.org/orange.
About the Vermont Foodbank
Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and youth programs. In FY2015, the Vermont Foodbank distributed 10 million pounds of food to 153,100 Vermonters. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. Learn more at www.vtfoodbank.org