June 11, 2022

‘Tough pill to swallow’: Vermont food groups dial back on assistance as federal funds expire

At the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging, Herb Will, the organization’s director of nutrition, is writing a letter he does not want to send.’We’re crafting a letter that is seeking to try to discern whether the seniors, through their own individual judgment, feel that they need to continue receiving seven meals, if they are receiving seven meals,’ Will said recently at the dining room of the Good Living Senior Center in St. Johnsbury.The letter is effectively asking seniors to give up two meals a week – the ones that arrive frozen on Fridays, so people have a supper to pop in the microwave on Saturday and Sunday.