BURLINGTON, Vt. (MYNBC5) —
Like many food shelves, Feeding Chittenden has seen the number of people coming to them for services grow throughout the pandemic. The team felt they could handle it, quickly transitioning to non-contact hot meal handouts and food deliveries.
Hannah Harrington, the annual fund manager, couldn’t shake the feeling their pre-packaged boxes weren’t meeting the needs of their community. She said she fears a lot of it is going to waste, as everyone gets a standard set of produce, dairy and meat products, canned goods and snacks. But for those with allergies or dietary restrictions, how much of it was getting thrown out, she wondered.