BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) As the temperatures start to drop, a local food shelf says their need for donations goes up. Feeding Chittenden says they’ve seen a 30 percent increase in the number of people reaching out for services this past year.
Anna McMahon with Feeding Chittenden says recent threats from the federal government to cut services like 3Squares Vermont have made people uneasy.
“I think people are worried. They are not sure how they are going to afford to pay for child care, housing and other expenses. They need programs like Feeding Chittenden to offset that cost,” said McMahon.