/Tag: child poverty
17 05, 2014

Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)


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


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


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