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6 06, 2019

Meet Angela & Her Kids

2019-06-06T15:05:49-04:00

Five years ago, Angela was in a terrible car wreck. The accident left her with long-term physical and mental disabilities, and she struggles to get by on hardly any income. A mom of two young children, Angela trusts that they’ll get through this tough time together. In the meantime, she’s grateful that she can turn to her local food shelf for help feeding her family. This is Angela’s story:

Meet Angela & Her Kids2019-06-06T15:05:49-04:00
31 05, 2019

Training Cooks, Nourishing the Community

2019-05-31T10:12:43-04:00

Eleven newly-minted cooks from around Central Vermont were awarded diplomas on Thursday in Barre’s Old Labor Hall. Before dozens of family members, friends, and community supporters who came out for the ceremony, the CKA graduates accepted their diplomas and then celebrated their achievement by feeding the crowd an exquisite buffet-style meal that included smoked pork ribs, loaded potato salad poppers, meatballs, and many more nutritious foods.

Training Cooks, Nourishing the Community2019-05-31T10:12:43-04:00
30 05, 2019

Meet Josh

2019-05-29T14:07:46-04:00

Josh is a 51-year-old who lives in Barre, Vermont. He and his wife of 20 years recently divorced, and it has been difficult to manage his Parkinson’s disease and keep healthy food on the table.

Meet Josh2019-05-29T14:07:46-04:00
26 04, 2019

Meet this working parent

2019-04-26T12:00:26-04:00

Meet this working parent We received this letter recently from an employee at one of the Vermont hospitals where we host a fresh food distribution. We’re passing the note along to you because making free, healthy food available where people live and work is not something we could do alone. I first heard about VeggieVanGo [...]

Meet this working parent2019-04-26T12:00:26-04:00
26 03, 2019

Welcome to Maya’s Kitchen

2019-03-26T11:43:33-04:00

Welcome to Maya’s Kitchen Photo courtesy of Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf A Community Kitchen Academy grad serves up curries and momos in the Queen City Maya was working at an assisted living facility when she learned about the Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) program made possible by Vermont Foodbank supporters. "My husband kept telling [...]

Welcome to Maya’s Kitchen2019-03-26T11:43:33-04:00