In Barre Town Friday, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch called on all Vermonters to help feed their hungry neighbors.
Welch volunteered at the Vermont Foodbank Friday morning, cutting up vegetables for a soup that will be packaged in serving-sized meals. They will be frozen and distributed to Vermonters in need.
"I am helping out at the food shelf cutting carrots, but really the issue we want to get out to all Vermonters is that the holiday season, budgets are tight, kids are hungry and anything anybody can do to help out a food shelf, a food shelf in their local area, it's time to do it," said Welch, D-Vermont.
Welch says this is a tough year for the food shelf because of federal cutbacks and the recession which is cutting into people's ability to give.