MIDDLEBURY — Hunger often conjures images of a family huddled together over bowls of meager soup, while cobwebs grow over an empty larder.
But hunger has many faces — including those of college students, some of whom aren’t able to consume enough food as they pore over course material.
That phenomenon — food insecurity among college students — was the subject of a recent gathering of the Hunger Council of Addison County. The spirited discussion included state and national statistics about students who are struggling to get enough nourishment, as well as the results of a Middlebury College...
UVM ANTHROPOLOGY PROFESSOR Teresa Mares, holding her new book on migrant farmworkers and food justice, is joined after a talk Thursday at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury by folks from event sponsor Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op. She is shown, from left, with MNFF board member Louise Vojtisek, Glenn Lower, Emily Landenberger and board member Lynn Dutton.
Independent photo/Abagael Giles
MIDDLEBURY — Migrant farmworkers in Vermont are more likely to be food insecure than most Vermonters, but the reasons why are not as simple as having too few financial resources.
A host of factors, among them long hours and a constant and justified fear of being detained by immigration officials, make it difficult for many to access food, according to University of Vermont Scholar Teresa Mares.
“We are the second-least ethnically diverse state in the country right now,” Mares told an audience at the Champlain Valley Universalist Universalist Society in Middlebury on Thursday evening. “And so...