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Vt. Foodbank tries to fill $1M budget gap

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BARRE, Vt. -

The Vermont Foodbank says it has a $1 million budget gap to fill before the end of the year.

Through the months of October, November and December the food bank raises more than two-thirds of its annual operating budget. But despite the usual generosity of Vermonters and local companies, the food bank says it is still $1 million short of meeting its goal. It comes at a time when demand has increased due to cuts in food stamps and other federal safety net programs. And more cuts may be on the horizon.

This year, the food bank has provided more than 6.8 million meals to food shelves and meal programs. The goal is to increase to 7.1 million next year.

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