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27 02, 2013

Sequestration forces more Vermonters into poverty


If Congress does not take bipartisan action on the federal budget this week, “sequestration” (DC-speak for deep, mandatory budget cuts) will go into effect.   The budget cuts amount to $85 billion and will have disturbing effects on the economy, the nation’s poor, and the work of the Vermont Foodbank. In Mother Jones, Erica Eichelberger  (“12 Ways the [...]

Sequestration forces more Vermonters into poverty2017-11-08T16:17:09-05:00
16 01, 2013

Letter: Childhood Hunger in Vermont


The following letter ran in Monday’s Valley News. Childhood hunger is real–this year the Vermont Foodbank will provide food for as many as 86,000 Vermonters, 34% of whom are children under the age of 18.  Learn more about childhood hunger and what the Vermont Foodbank is doing to ensure all our children [...]

Letter: Childhood Hunger in Vermont2013-10-09T08:06:53-05:00
29 08, 2012

Part 4: A Summer to Remember


As the summer winds down and the Summer Food Service site's program in Canaan is wrapping up, some of the children are busy getting ready to put on plays based on their favorite books. Others are doing activities like playing Duck, Duck, Goose using a sponge and water to choose their pursuer or running around a huge [...]

Part 4: A Summer to Remember2017-11-08T16:17:12-05:00
8 08, 2012

Fun, Learning, and Two Nutritious Meals a Day


This week's blog was written by Vermont Foodbank Ambassador Jane M. Vossler.  Jane has been working with the Vermont Foodbank on a number of important projects, including Hunger 101 and Summer Food Service Program.  Recently, Jane spent the day in Canaan, Vermont, visiting one of our Summer Food Service sites. Maja, who will be entering fourth grade in [...]

Fun, Learning, and Two Nutritious Meals a Day2017-11-08T16:17:13-05:00