Food Distribution Program
The core function of the Vermont Foodbank is to provide fresh produce, shelf-stable food, and prepared meals to our 225 network partners. Those network partners include food shelves, meal sites, senior centers and after-school programs. These agencies directly serve 153,000 Vermonters annually, according to Hunger in America 2014.
Food is initially gathered from grocery stores, food manufacturers, farms, businesses, restaurants, individuals, and Feeding America, the national network of food banks. We also partner with Vermont farms and orchards to obtain more fresh, local produce through gleaning and Pick for Your Neighbor.
We distribute 9 million pounds of food from our four regional distribution facilities. In addition to directly distributing food to network partners, we manage two federal food distribution programs: the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). We also distribute food through two youth programs: BackPack and School Food Pantry To-Go.
The Vermont Foodbank serves 153,000 Vermonters annually - that's 1 in 4 of our neighbors. Your contributions make this work possible. Please consider making a gift to the Vermont Foodbank today.
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Director of Food Resources