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Old 11-19-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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With the release of this statistic everyone should do there best to try and donate to those in need this upcoming holiday season. I just recently dropped off a good amount of food at the Chittenden emergency food shelf and they said the amount of people/families requesting food is staggering. It was good to know that the staff said many big local corporations (Costco, Price Chopper, local restuarants, etc) have been donating large amounts of food.

Vt. ranks #1 in hunger increase - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Household Food Security in the United States, 2009
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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Valley Reporter/MRVIFC partner for Thanksgiving - The Valley Reporter - News and views from the Mad River Valley
Warm clothing, winter gear and hygiene items needed - The Valley Reporter - News and views from the Mad River Valley
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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Is this because of the influx of homeless recently to Vermont that I read about on another thread here?
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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My own, somewhat jaded opinion, is that more and more people are realizing they can get help just by asking. And I'm not seeing a lot of due diligence being done.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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My guess is it's the side effects of people spending most of their income on housing, with heating season here now, and both energy and food prices going up, while incomes are stagnant or falling (and they were largely too low to begin with)...
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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I believe VT is not #!. however it is certainly ranked up there.....and what are you stating ..."and they were largely too low to begin with"....please clarify that statement, thanks.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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I believe VT is not #!. however it is certainly ranked up there.....and what are you stating ..."and they were largely too low to begin with"....please clarify that statement, thanks.
Even before the 2008 economic collapse, the average wages were too low given the cost of living. $10-12 an hour is not enough to live off of in most cases here, and now I'm seeing employers who paid those wages a couple years ago paying around $8.25 to $9 or thereabouts. There's not enough of the better jobs for everyone qualified.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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I thought it was amusing when this news story came out on the same day the attorney general said he wanted to tax sugary drinks to combat obesity. Are we to fat or are we starving? And if we're both starving and to fat, how did we accomplish that?
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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I still can't believe the AG is proposing taxes like that. He's such a statist political hack.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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I can't believe the AG is proposing taxes at all. I was under the impression that wasn't even his job.
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