MOM Mission Statement


Grateful for the greatest gift given to us

through Jesus' death and resurrection,

MOM is an opportunity for us to respond each month

to give to our neighbors near-by and far-away


DECEMBER MISSION OF THE MONTH – THE VERMONT FOODBANK

 “1 in 4 people, or an estimated 153,000 people, in Vermont turn to food shelves and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.”

~2014 report prepared for the Vermont Foodbank by Hunger in America

 

Hunger is real. Hunger is here and everywhere in our State. Many Vermonters lack the resources to purchase healthy food for their families. Even some who are employed are “food insecure” – meaning without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. They are faced with excruciating choices between buying food or medicine, buying food or paying the rent or utilities. We can help address the food insecurity of our neighbors by contributing to the Vermont Foodbank. Please prayerfully consider what you can contribute to this important Mission of the Month.

 

The Vermont Foodbank is “the mothership” of Vermont foodbanks and food assistance programs. They have tremendous buying power and support numerous programs to help food insecure Vermonters all over the State. In addition to gathering food donations, the VT Foodbank provides food to 225 food shelves, meal sites, senior centers & after school programs.

Some of the programs supported by the VT Foodbank are:

  • Vermonters feeding Vermonters – purchasing local fruits and veggies from VT Farmers for distribution to hungry Vermonters.
  • The Gleaning Program – organizing groups of volunteers to harvest and gather excess produce from farms.
  • The Community Kitchen Academy – preparing underemployed or unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service industry.

“The results of this study show us that the face of hunger is one we might recognize. Many of our neighbors who are seeking food assistance have jobs, raise families, work toward education and struggle with health problems, like all of us.”

~ John Sayles, CEO of Vermont Foodbank

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