/Tag: child poverty
17 05, 2014

Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

2017-11-08T16:16:46-04:00

In February, due to the passage of the Federal Farm Bill, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) saw changes that affect who is provided for through the program. Once a program for seniors and women and children recently off the WIC Program, CSFP is now a seniors-only program. CSFP works to improve the health of [...]

Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)2017-11-08T16:16:46-04:00
27 02, 2013

Sequestration forces more Vermonters into poverty

2017-11-08T16:17:09-04:00

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 poverty2017-11-08T16:17:09-04:00
16 01, 2013

Letter: Childhood Hunger in Vermont

2013-10-09T08:06:53-04:00

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 Vermont2013-10-09T08:06:53-04:00