Total Percentage of Households with Very Low Food Security
: 6.2 percent Median Income
: $51,618 Percentage Below Poverty Line
: 11.4 percent Unemployment
: 5.7 percent Obesity
: 22.8 percent
Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed 7.6 million pounds of food to at least 86,000 Vermonters, The Burlington Free Press reported. John Sayles, the executive director of the organization, told the paper “the need [for food assistance] continues to rise at an alarming rate.” Additionally, enrollment in Vermont’s Food Stamps Program, 3SquaresVT, is at an all-time high, serving about 88,000 residents.
(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)