Checking the pantry
LILY BRADBURN, LOCAL food access coordinator, prepares a package of holiday food at the Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects food shelf in Middlebury on the day before Thanksgiving. The HOPE food shelf is in well-stocked going into the holiday season thanks to generous donations and food drives in the community. But HOPE officials warn food reserves are likely to dwindle in January and February.
Independent photo/Steve James