/Press Releases
20 06, 2017

Community Kitchen Academy Program Welcomes New Chef Instructor

Burlington, VT – The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) and the Vermont Foodbank are thrilled to announce the hiring of a new Chef Instructor for the Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) program in Burlington. Jim Logan brings over 30 years of culinary experience to his position at CEFS.  He was the Chef Instructor for the New [...]

7 06, 2017

Vermont Foodbank Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Fund Infrastructure and Equipment Needed for Handling Fresh Food

Barre, VT (June 7th, 2017) – The Vermont Foodbank today announced a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to fund the infrastructure that will ultimately help the Foodbank’s partner agencies secure and distribute more nutritious food to families in need. The grant will support investments in the equipment necessary to handle perishable products, such as [...]

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 [...]

23 05, 2017

Local Organizations Join Bridging for Health

Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center, is pleased to announce the selection of Caledonia & s. Essex Accountable Health Community (CAHC) to participate in this initiative. CAHC is committed to the shared goal of improving the [...]

19 05, 2017

Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night event raises $8,200

Woodstock, VT – The staff of Worthy Kitchen, a craft beer and farm diner in Woodstock, presented the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $8,200 to fight hunger. This donation is the result of their annual Night Before The Night event. For five consecutive years, Worthy Kitchen has brought people together to share a meal, [...]

15 05, 2017

Join us Saturday for the Hearts for Hunger 5K!

Hinesburg, VT—On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, the United Church of Hinesburg will host its fifth annual Hearts for Hunger 5K/1K Fun Run & Walk fundraiser to benefit the Vermont Foodbank’s BackPack Program. This annual fun run is a highlight for the Vermont Foodbank each year and for everyone who is committed to ensuring that all [...]