April 25, 2017

PHOTOS: Pinecrest Village food drive

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Upon reading the Dec. 15 article about the Williston Community Food Shelf in the Observer (‘Food shelf seeks post-Irene donations’), Ramona Guadalupe conducted a food drive in her Pinecrest Village neighborhood on Dec. 17. Almost 300 pounds of food was collected in just 90 minutes, according to Guadalupe. Later in the day, a van picked up the food and brought it to the food shelf.

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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