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17 05, 2014

Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

2017-11-08T16:16:46-05:00May 17th, 2014|About Hunger, Food Shelves & Meal Sites, Vermont Foodbank Programs|

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 [...]

27 02, 2013

Sequestration forces more Vermonters into poverty

2017-11-08T16:17:09-05:00February 27th, 2013|Take Action|

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 [...]