The Vermont Foodbank has a number of programs that are geared towards the needs of our most valuable resource: Vermont's children.
All school-aged children today have one thing in common: the ever present backpack. For most kids a backpack might contain books and other school supplies. For children participating in the BackPack Program, a backpack means much more – it means a weekend with a full belly.
Building Blocks for Literacy 2.0
This early literacy program contains the same research-proven strategies as the original Building Blocks site and it provides users the opportunity to create a community by sharing their own strategies and videos.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a USDA-reimbursed nutrition program that is sponsored by organizations and food banks throughout the nation and provides food-insecure children with free, nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.
Hunger 101 is an educational program for elementary, middle-school, and high-school students involving role-playing and discussions that increase awareness of hunger in the community.
Kate represents the thousands of Vermont children who go struggle with hunger. This year, the Vermont Foodbank will provide 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters, 34% of whom are children under the age of 18.
For more information about the Foodbank's Youth Programs, contact Jen Hutchinson at 802-477-4126 or email@example.com