Vt. Foodbank sees "perfect storm" approachThe Associated Press | October 24,2013BARRE - With food donations down 18 percent and federal funding cuts coming Nov. 1, the Vermont Foodbank says Vermonters in need of nutrition assistance are facing a "perfect storm."
Foodbank CEO John Sayles says a food aid funding boost passed by Congress in 2009 expires at the end of the month. Households will see benefit cuts ranging from $11 to $36 per month.
Meanwhile, a major donor to food banks in New England has discontinued that activity, resulting in a 10 percent drop in donated food.
Sayles says the Foodbank is absorbing that news as it expects increasing demand due to the cuts in funding that supports the 3SquaresVermont program.MORE IN This Just In
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