WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX)
College students have a lot on their plate, but many struggle to put food on it.
That’s why the eligible students at the Community College of Vermont can now get their meals and groceries for free. Feeding Chittenden is building a satellite food shelf at CCV’s Winooski academic center.
Organizers say under Act 77, more high schooler’s are taking their senior-year courses at CCV, but that means they lose access to meals. This program is intended for those students.
About 25 percent of Feeding Chittenden’s clients are under 18-years-old, so organizers are hoping this will help reduce the around food insecurity in teens and young adults.