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27 06, 2018

As summer begins and school lunches end, one in four kids in Vermont are at risk of hunger

2018-06-27T08:49:52+00:00

As summer begins and school lunches end, one in four kids in Vermont are at risk of hunger With schools letting out and summer break beginning, kids throughout the state are preparing to spend their days playing in the sun, swimming in lakes, and packing as much fun into the long, sunny days as possible. [...]

As summer begins and school lunches end, one in four kids in Vermont are at risk of hunger 2018-06-27T08:49:52+00:00
24 05, 2018

2018-05-24T12:31:25+00:00

Older adults face hunger at a higher rate today than before the great recession despite economic improvements Two-thirds of Food-Insecure Seniors Have Incomes Above Poverty Line  BARRE – May 24, 2018 – The Vermont Foodbank announced today the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016, a study about food insecurity among [...]

2018-05-24T12:31:25+00:00
25 04, 2018

Food to Learn by

2018-04-25T08:21:54+00:00

Food to Learn by a guest blog post by Vermont Foodbank Board Member, Joe Zuaro During our lives, we experience many transitions.  For many of us, these transitions involve a stint in the classroom.  Perhaps we are returning to school to improve our future job prospects in order to better provide for our family.  Maybe [...]

Food to Learn by 2018-04-25T08:21:54+00:00
21 11, 2017

In response to the question of “double dipping”, a post by CEO John Sayles

2017-11-21T17:03:45+00:00

November 21, 2017 - Our neighbors who visit any of the 120 food shelves around Vermont are trying their best to reach their full human potential. Some of you may have seen a piece on Channel 3, WCAX News, exploring viewers' questions about giving to local food shelves and whether visitors to the 120 food [...]

In response to the question of “double dipping”, a post by CEO John Sayles 2017-11-21T17:03:45+00:00
1 11, 2017

The need, the disconnect, and why more Vermonters are looking for help, a post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:15:36+00:00

November 1, 2017- I was recently interviewed by Bob Kinzel of Vermont Public Radio about the reality at food pantries in Vermont and the disconnect between a 2.9% unemployment rate, declining food stamp caseloads and increased use at food pantries and meal sites across the state. You can listen to the full interview here. This disconnect [...]

The need, the disconnect, and why more Vermonters are looking for help, a post from CEO John Sayles 2017-11-08T16:15:36+00:00
18 08, 2017

New study shows 7.5% of older Vermonters are food insecure

2017-11-08T16:15:37+00:00

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 [...]

New study shows 7.5% of older Vermonters are food insecure 2017-11-08T16:15:37+00:00