/Vermont Foodbank Programs
2 10, 2017

Visit your local orchard to Pick For Your Neighbor

Woodchuck Hard Cider employees picked more than 2,000 pounds of apples to donate to the Vermont Foodbank through Pick For Your Neighbor. October 2nd, 2017 - Now that apple season is at its peak, the Vermont Foodbank’s Pick for Your Neighbor program is in full swing at 16 participating orchards throughout Vermont, with [...]

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 [...]

25 07, 2016

CKA Graduation Speech by Tiffany Mobb

The following is Tiffany Mobb's Community Kitchen Acadamey (CKA) graduation speech. Tiffany is a graduate of the 21st class of CKA, Burlington.  Good afternoon friends, family, Classmates. Today we are gathered here in celebration of the 21st Community Kitchen Academy Graduation. We all took many different paths to get here but we came with a [...]

19 07, 2016

A Dietetic Student’s Taste Test of VT Fresh

This a blog post from Anna Huffman, a UVM Dietetic Intern who spent a week working with the VT Fresh program. As a UVM dietetics graduate student, I’ve spent the past six months interning at various clinical and community nutrition sites around the state. I chose to do my one-week exploratory rotation with the Vermont [...]

29 06, 2016

BackPack Program a Success with Students and Parents

The BackPack program, which sends children home from school each week with bags of kid-friendly, nonperishable, vitamin-fortified food from all five food groups, has received positive feedback from parents of students in the program, according to a 2015-2016 school year survey done by the Foodbank. More than 90% of parents said the BackPack program has [...]

3 01, 2016

Leahy Announces Expansion of Charitable Deductions of Food Donations

Joined by local advocates to end hunger and food insecurity, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington that a provision incentivizing donations of surplus food to local food pantries was recently signed into law, helping efforts to cut back on food waste and supporting communities help those in need [...]