/Posts from CEO John Sayles
13 02, 2018

The president’s proposed budget would cut key nutrition programs that feed hungry Vermonters

2018-02-13T15:01:39+00:00

The president’s proposed budget would cut key nutrition programs that feed hungry Vermonters A post by John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank February 13, 2018 - Yesterday, the White House released a proposed budget for 2019 that aims to make significant cuts to programs that support millions of Americans; children, seniors and working families. [...]

The president’s proposed budget would cut key nutrition programs that feed hungry Vermonters 2018-02-13T15:01:39+00:00
3 01, 2018

Keeping my New Year’s resolution, a post by CEO, John Sayles

2018-01-03T10:15:34+00:00

Keeping my New Year’s resolution, a post by CEO, John Sayles January 3, 2018 - Happy New Year! I wrote last year about gratitude: from the Latin “gratus”, meaning pleasing or thankful and “tudo” meaning a state of. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find a word’s meaning. Not here. This year I am [...]

Keeping my New Year’s resolution, a post by CEO, John Sayles 2018-01-03T10:15:34+00:00
18 12, 2017

New tax plan limits funds and support for food insecure Vermonters, a post by CEO John Sayles

2017-12-18T16:20:24+00:00

December 18th, 2017 - Today is Monday, December 18, 2017 and it looks like the new tax plan will become law. There is a lot we don’t know, as the bill was publicly released just last Friday, and is extremely long and complex. The general outlines, however, are pretty clear and much analysis is being [...]

New tax plan limits funds and support for food insecure Vermonters, a post by CEO John Sayles 2017-12-18T16:20:24+00:00
17 08, 2017

Rejecting what seeks to divide us, a post from CEO John Sayles

2017-08-17T16:30:47+00:00

August 17th, 2017 - Talking about the events in Charlottesville, the President’s comments, and the commentary feels imperative right now. Much has been said and written that doesn’t need repeating. My focus is on how this relates to the Vermont Foodbank’s work and the neighbors we serve. The actions of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other [...]

Rejecting what seeks to divide us, a post from CEO John Sayles 2017-08-17T16:30:47+00:00
15 06, 2017

Vermont has nation’s fifth largest gap between wages and housing costs, a post from CEO John Sayles

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

Data and graphic from the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Out of Reach 2017 Report The 2017 Out of Reach report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition tells us that Vermont has the fifth largest gap between average wages and average cost for a two bedroom apartment in our country. That means [...]

Vermont has nation’s fifth largest gap between wages and housing costs, a post from CEO John Sayles 2017-11-08T16:15:38+00:00
2 05, 2017

It’s All Connected, a post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:15:39+00:00

  With the uncertainty surrounding future funding prospects for a whole range of government programs (housing, food, health care, employment training, etc.), it is important to remember that the Vermont Foodbank and our partner food shelves, meal sites and shelters are the fallback resource for our neighbors without the money to make ends meet. Some [...]

It’s All Connected, a post from CEO John Sayles 2017-11-08T16:15:39+00:00