vnews.com 18 Oct, 2020 03:45 am

Upper Valley food pantries brace for increased demand as pandemic stretches into winter

Upper Valley food pantries brace for increased demand as pandemic stretches into winter
More than seven months after the novel coronavirus came to the Twin States, food pantries throughout the Upper Valley are preparing for a growing demand from needy families as winter approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an economic...

Willing Hands glean leader Remy Eisendrath, left, was joined by, from left, volunteer Julie Clemons, of Wilder, glean assistant Christine Croioru, volunteer Krista Karlson, of Thetford, and volunteer Miriam Ashton, of Lebanon, obscured, to cut broccoli left behind in a Norwich, Vt.Willing Hands glean assistant Christine Croitoru, left, screens volunteer Krista Karlson, of Thetford, and other volunteers before going to glean broccoli grown by Honeyfield Farm in Norwich, Vt.Remy Eisendrath unloads produce crates at Willing Hands in Norwich, Vt.Brian Wagner, recipient site coordinator and garden lead for Willing Hands, right, and volunteer Martina Lundstrom, of Norwich, left, clean up onions as Christine Croitoru, garden and glean assistant, middle, sorts tomatoes at Willing Hands in Norwich, Vt.

Christine Croitoru, garden and glean assistant at Willing Hands, cleans up onions at the Norwich, Vt.The organization at the center of it all is Norwich-based Willing Hands, which was in the midst of a capital campaign to expand in order to bring more fresh produce to people in need.

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