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The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.
10 07, 2017

Vermont children face increased risk of hunger during summer months

Though many students eagerly await summer, millions of children in America may be dreading summertime because it means long, hot days without enough food. Nationally, more than 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program during the school year. But when school is out during the summer, less than [...]

20 06, 2017

Community Kitchen Academy Program Welcomes New Chef Instructor

Burlington, VT – The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) and the Vermont Foodbank are thrilled to announce the hiring of a new Chef Instructor for the Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) program in Burlington. Jim Logan brings over 30 years of culinary experience to his position at CEFS.  He was the Chef Instructor for the New [...]

15 06, 2017

Vermont has nation’s fifth largest gap between wages and housing costs, a post from CEO John Sayles

Data and graphic from the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Out of Reach 2017 Report The 2017 Out of Reach report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition tells us that Vermont has the fifth largest gap between average wages and average cost for a two bedroom apartment in our country. That means [...]

7 06, 2017

Vermont Foodbank Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Fund Infrastructure and Equipment Needed for Handling Fresh Food

Barre, VT (June 7th, 2017) – The Vermont Foodbank today announced a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to fund the infrastructure that will ultimately help the Foodbank’s partner agencies secure and distribute more nutritious food to families in need. The grant will support investments in the equipment necessary to handle perishable products, such as [...]

24 05, 2017

Proposed federal budget would be a serious setback in the fight against hunger

BARRE, May 24th, 2017 –The fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration would be devastating for the 48 million Americans who face hunger. In Vermont, this would have serious implications on the food security of the 1 in 4 people in our state who turn to the Vermont Foodbank for assistance each [...]

23 05, 2017

Local Organizations Join Bridging for Health

Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center, is pleased to announce the selection of Caledonia & s. Essex Accountable Health Community (CAHC) to participate in this initiative. CAHC is committed to the shared goal of improving the [...]