Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive This Friday and Saturday

The Wolf and the Co-op Food Stores are teaming up for our annual holiday food drive! Help us “Stuff-A-Truck” (provided by Springfield Automart) with non-perishable food items to help make a difference for those in need. Convenient pre-packed bags will be available in various denominations, or shop and donate on your own.

WHEN: Friday, December 8 and  Saturday, December 9
TIME: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
WHERE: Lebanon Location, Rte. 120 Centerra Marketplace

Donations will stay right in our community and help our friends at LISTEN Community ServicesUpper Valley Haven, and the Claremont Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

Hunger in VT & NH

According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest anti-hunger organization, one out of nine people is hungry in New Hampshire. One out of eight is hungry in Vermont. Combined, nearly 225,000 people are food insecure in the two states, and the number is rising. Many are working families above the poverty line. Often the hungry are children.

Why are people hungry in the richest nation in the world? The simple answer is that eating is linked to economics. 

The modern food system is a vast, expensive, byzantine web of channels. In the past, people with enough money usually had enough food. But since the recession of 2009, that’s changed. Rising unemployment rates and cuts in social services have increased the number of needy households to record levels. A working family that suffers a loss in income or benefits can become a hungry family overnight. 

You can make a difference! Look for Stuff-A-Truck this Friday and Saturday at the Co-op’s Lebanon store.

NOURISH. CULTIVATE. COMMUNICATE.

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Ken Davis

Ken Davis

Ken is a writer in the Co-op Outreach Department. Email him at kdavis@coopfoodstore.com.
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