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31 05, 2016

Community Kitchen Academy Stories: Part 1


“We issue their uniforms…and everyone comes in dressed up and we line them up and go through the brigade and we kind of inspect them, and I think it’s the first time they’ve ever belonged.” That’s from our first story in a three part video series about Community Kitchen Academy (CKA), a program through the [...]

Community Kitchen Academy Stories: Part 12017-11-08T16:15:46-05:00
20 12, 2015

Governor’s Pathways from Poverty Council Releases Report/Recommendations


Anti-Poverty advocates say they have a way to help end homelessness for the price of a cup of coffee. That’s just one of the new initiatives released today by Governor Shumlin’s Council on Pathways from Poverty. The plan would create a $2 per night occupancy fee to generate $12 million in new revenue to pay [...]

Governor’s Pathways from Poverty Council Releases Report/Recommendations2017-11-08T16:15:48-05:00
18 12, 2015

Vermont Foodbank’s Brattleboro Distribution Center


Today's blog is written by Alex Bornstein, Chief Operations Officer at the Vermont Foodbank. Vernon School students help sort food at the warehouse in Brattleboro. The Vermont Foodbank’s Brattleboro warehouse, one of four Foodbank warehouses serving Vermont, has increased pounds distributed by 37% over the last two years, serving as a major [...]

Vermont Foodbank’s Brattleboro Distribution Center2018-12-07T15:36:11-05:00
2 12, 2015

Setting Organizational Goals; Achieving Success


Alex accepts a check from Mill River High School Students, who raised money to provide holiday meals for their community. In today's blog, Alex Bornstein, Chief Operations Officer at the Vermont Foodbank, writes about the importance of setting and communicating organizational goals. The Vermont Foodbank is constantly striving to increase our impact on [...]

Setting Organizational Goals; Achieving Success2017-11-08T16:15:50-05:00
3 09, 2015

September is Hunger Action Month


Hunger-relief organizations encourage the public to join Hunger Action Month this September and support the 49 million people who struggle with hunger in America The Vermont Foodbank, a member of  the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action [...]

September is Hunger Action Month2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00
8 08, 2015

What if other countries wanted to help?


This is a post from John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. How does the U.S. compare to other countries when it comes to hunger? Not just Germany (or other “social democratic” countries), but China or Slovenia? Not so well, it turns out. Share our Strength, a national anti-hunger organization has developed some provocative ads that turn [...]

What if other countries wanted to help?2017-11-08T16:16:01-05:00