/Tag: Farm Bill
13 09, 2018

Vermont needs a strong Farm Bill that supports federal nutrition programs

2019-03-08T13:51:33-04:00

Vermont needs a strong Farm Bill that supports federal nutrition programs September 13th, 2018 - Barre, VT- Currently, Congress is considering the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) as they look to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. The decisions they make [...]

Vermont needs a strong Farm Bill that supports federal nutrition programs2019-03-08T13:51:33-04:00
9 04, 2018

Vermont Farm Bill Coalition needs your signature to help protect federal nutrition programs

2019-03-08T13:53:37-04:00

Vermont Farm Bill Coalition needs your signature to help protect federal nutrition programs April 5th, 2018 - This year, the Farm Bill – legislation that touches nearly every way we provide food to communities in this country – is up for reauthorization by Congress. The Farm Bill represents an opportunity to strengthen and improve key [...]

Vermont Farm Bill Coalition needs your signature to help protect federal nutrition programs2019-03-08T13:53:37-04:00
7 06, 2015

People on Food Stamps Make Healthier Grocery Decisions Than Most of Us

2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00

This article first appeared on motherjones.com, March 9, 2015. By Tom Philpott The Dollar General in Austin’s gritty northeast - the neighborhood where I grew up - is a squat, warehouse-like structure about twice the size of a suburban convenience store. Amid the dull flicker of fluorescent lights and the grinding hum of a compressor [...]

People on Food Stamps Make Healthier Grocery Decisions Than Most of Us2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00
8 11, 2013

Editorial from the CEO: SNAP Works

2017-11-08T16:16:57-04:00

The SNAP benefit cut, which began November 1, makes it harder for millions of families to put food on the table at a time when many people in communities across the nation are still struggling. SNAP benefits are already too low, and when that food runs out, the next stop is a food bank or [...]

Editorial from the CEO: SNAP Works2017-11-08T16:16:57-04:00
19 09, 2013

Our Collective Obligation, A Post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:16:59-04:00

This country needs to come to terms with our collective obligations as a civil society.  There are not enough jobs for those who want to work and many of the jobs that our neighbors work at don't pay enough to support the basic needs of an individual, much less a family. McDonalds Corporation Corporation recently [...]

Our Collective Obligation, A Post from CEO John Sayles2017-11-08T16:16:59-04:00
2 01, 2013

Impact of Fiscal Cliff Agreement on Charitable Food

2017-11-08T16:17:10-04:00

On January 1, Congress passed an agreement to avert the “Fiscal Cliff” and prevent tax rates from rising on 98% of Americans.  As part of the deal, the automatic spending cuts (sequestration) that were scheduled to go into effect on January 1 have been postponed for two months.  The measure also included [...]

Impact of Fiscal Cliff Agreement on Charitable Food2017-11-08T16:17:10-04:00