Did you know that September is Hunger Action Month, an annual nationwide campaign designed to inspire people to act and raise awareness of hunger? It’s the month we harness the power of coming together as a nation to help those in need.
We also recognize the power of coming together locally. That’s why our neighbor, Renee Reiner, co-owner of Phoenix Books, has committed $15,000 to inspire community action for NorthWest Family Foods on the occasion of Hunger Action Month. Renee, a dedicated supporter of CVOEO’s programs in Franklin County, has challenged the community to match her $15,000 gift and double the impact for NorthWest Family Foods!
The pandemic put a spotlight on the food insecurity crisis in Vermont. Over 56,000 people in Vermont are facing hunger, including 13,000 children. With the lingering pandemic, the housing crisis, and soaring inflation, NorthWest Family Foods remains committed to providing healthy food to those in need.
However, due to the skyrocketing price of food and other essential items, NorthWest Family Foods needs your support now to serve families in need over the next several months.
October, November, and December represent the busiest time for NorthWest Family Foods. During a typical year, for example, NorthWest Family Foods provides food to nearly 200 households over the three days leading up to Thanksgiving. Given the compounding challenges in the economy, we expect the number of families seeking support from the food shelf to only increase this year.
Please join us today, double your impact for NorthWest Family Foods, and make a difference during Hunger Action Month. Your support will go to work this October, November, and December to get food directly to the people who need it most.