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18 08, 2017

New study shows 7.5% of older Vermonters are food insecure

August 17th, 2017 – The Vermont Foodbank announced today the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. produced by Feeding America and released in partnership with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). The report shows that nationally, 5.4 million [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 12, 2016

Statement by the National Anti-Hunger Organizations

Below is a statement from the National Anti-Hunger Organizations. The Vermont Foodbank will continue working to ensure the 153,000 people who turn to us for help, our friends and neighbors in Vermont, have the food they need to reach their full potential.  "Our organizations, which make up the National Anti-Hunger Organizations, are committed to ensuring [...]

27 07, 2016

Food Waste Blog

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 [...]

19 07, 2016

A Dietetic Student’s Taste Test of VT Fresh

This a blog post from Anna Huffman, a UVM Dietetic Intern who spent a week working with the VT Fresh program. As a UVM dietetics graduate student, I’ve spent the past six months interning at various clinical and community nutrition sites around the state. I chose to do my one-week exploratory rotation with the Vermont [...]