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13 05, 2014

2014 Hunger Action Conference [Photos]


The 2014 Hunger Action Conference was held Friday, May 9, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.  Nearly 300 anti-hunger advocates gathered to discuss whole-systems collaboration, mindfulness in leadership, new approaches to supporting neighbors in need and, of course, anti-hunger strategies, research and best practices.  Here are photos from the Conference: For more information on the [...]

2014 Hunger Action Conference [Photos]2017-11-08T16:16:46-04:00
10 10, 2012

Foodbank Sees 50% Reduction in Donated Food


 The Vermont Foodbank and its network of 270 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs are experiencing record demand for our services.  Thousands of families are finding it harder to make ends meet, struggling with only one wage earner or reduced hours and wages.  And as the need for food assistance dramatically [...]

Foodbank Sees 50% Reduction in Donated Food2017-11-08T16:17:11-04:00
27 05, 2011

Federal support for SNAP use at farmer’s markets


Here is a letter from Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporting funds for EBT machines at farmer's markets - a VT success that needs to go national. The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations Capitol, S-128 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Herb Kohl Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug [...]

Federal support for SNAP use at farmer’s markets2017-11-08T16:17:18-04:00