1 08, 2016

Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser for Pawsitive Pantry

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 [...]

21 06, 2016

Fundraising Tips for Harpoon Point to Point

This year will be my 9th century Point to Point (P2P) ride.  My son-in-law, Jason, who has taken part in this fundraiser since its beginning in 2002, encouraged (helped, persuaded, inspired, cheered) me to first participate in 2008. Each year he is at the top of the many scenic hills along the route patiently waiting for [...]

16 06, 2016

How Gleaning Tackles Waste and Food Insecurity

This post was originally published on the UVM Food Feed Blog. An estimated 70 billion pounds of food goes to waste in America each year, while nearly 48 million people in the United States feel the effects of food insecurity. Gleaning—the practice of collecting and donating excess foods—helps simultaneously address both waste and food insecurity. More [...]

14 06, 2016

Community Kitchen Academy: Jaime

“Food is a healing medium. I believe that the kitchen is a healing place, and the kitchen and cooking often takes care of people if you allow it to.” That’s what Jaime, an instructor at the Community Kitchen Academy, has to say about CKA which trains underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food [...]

9 06, 2016

Hearts for Hunger 5K Fun Run Raises Money for BackPack Program

The Hearts For Hunger 5K Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Foodbank sponsored by the United Church of Hinesburg was a big success this year. More than 170 runners participated, up from 110 last year. The event raises money for the BackPack program. For the BackPack program, bags of kid-friendly, nonperishable, vitamin-fortified food are packed [...]

7 06, 2016

Community Kitchen Academy Stories: Liz

“This is a door that’s opened for me to better my life.” That’s what Liz, a Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) student, had to say about her experience with the program. This is the second part of three part video series on CKA, program that prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service [...]