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Middlebury College students launch unique non-profit to alleviate county hunger

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Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Warren



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ELIAS GILMAN, LEFT, Harry Zieve-Cohen, Chris Kennedy and three other Middlebury College juniors have started a new company, Middlebury Foods, that aims to provide low-cost groceries to families in need by cutting out overhead and the middleman. The students are working out of the Old Stone Mill building in Middlebury. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — A new nonprofit venture launched by six Middlebury College students is aiming to tackle hunger and food scarcity in Addison County.

“We’re targeting people who aren’t necessarily shopping at Shaw’s and not necessarily buying healthy food,” said Harry Zieve Cohen, a native of Brooklyn. “It can be really hard to get the opportunity to buy healthy produce … It’s really hard and really expensive. It’s a tough economy and Vermont has a high cost of living compared to other states.”

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