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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
10 07, 2017

Vermont children face increased risk of hunger during summer months

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

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 [...]

Vermont children face increased risk of hunger during summer months 2017-11-08T16:15:37+00:00
24 05, 2017

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

2017-11-08T16:15:38+00:00

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 [...]

Proposed federal budget would be a serious setback in the fight against hunger 2017-11-08T16:15:38+00:00
16 12, 2016

Statement by the National Anti-Hunger Organizations

2017-11-08T16:15:40+00:00

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 [...]

Statement by the National Anti-Hunger Organizations 2017-11-08T16:15:40+00:00