Dead River Company is, once again, taking part in Hunger Action Month and inviting Northern New Englanders to help keep our friends and neighbors fed. As children across New England head back to school, we’re reminded that school breakfast and lunch programs are often the keys to keeping children from going hungry, so it’s appropriate that [...]
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This September the Vermont Foodbank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 48 million Americans, including 15 million children, [...]
This blog was written by Rachel Floyd, Vermont Foodbank VISTA/Americore 3SquaresVT Outreach Coordinator I love farmers markets and I am on "food stamps.” In fact, I love spending my SNAP dollars (food stamps) at the farmers market. Farmers markets are great places to get food that hasn’t traveled far, is fresh and nutritionally dense, and [...]
In 2014, PAWSitive PAWSitive Pantry and the Vermont Foodbank teamed up to annually supply food shelves throughout Vermont with 40,000 lbs of pet food. This month, thanks to a donation from theRescue Bank, a program of GreaterGood.org, PAWSitive and the Vermont Foodbank will be able to provide an additional 39,396 lbs of dog food. The [...]
The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is giving bikers the option to go off road. Thanks to a partnership with STAB – Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin, riders can participate in the Harpoon Point to Point’s 20 mile mountain bike ride. The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group [...]
According to the USDA, in 2010, 133 billion pounds of food, or 31%, of the available consumer food supply went uneaten. (USDA, Economic Research Service, 2014) There are human, environmental and economic cost to all of this food waste, and safely connecting edible food with neighbors who cannot afford it is the most efficient solution. Every day [...]