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13 05, 2014

2014 Hunger Action Conference [Photos]

2017-11-08T16:16:46-05:00May 13th, 2014|Events, Take Action, Vermont Foodbank Programs|

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 [...]

10 10, 2012

Foodbank Sees 50% Reduction in Donated Food

2017-11-08T16:17:11-05:00October 10th, 2012|Donors & Donations|

 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 [...]

27 05, 2011

Federal support for SNAP use at farmer’s markets

2017-11-08T16:17:18-05:00May 27th, 2011|Vermont Foodbank Programs|

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 Her