/Tag: Farm Bill
28 11, 2012

America’s National Call-In Day is TODAY!


Join Feeding America’s National Call-in Day on November 28 Spread the word and take action With Congress back in session, the top priority is addressing the looming “Fiscal Cliff.” Congress must also decide whether to complete the Farm Bill reauthorization or delay it until next year. While the path forward remains unclear, [...]

America’s National Call-In Day is TODAY!2017-11-08T16:17:11-04:00
10 10, 2012

Foodbank Sees 50% Reduction in Donated Food


 The Vermont Foodbank and its network of 270 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs are experiencing record demand for our services.  Thousands of families are finding it harder to make ends meet, struggling with only one wage earner or reduced hours and wages.  And as the need for food assistance dramatically [...]

Foodbank Sees 50% Reduction in Donated Food2017-11-08T16:17:11-04:00
12 09, 2012

US poverty rate 15 percent; record numbers persist


The U.S. Census released new statistics today, which find that more than 46 million Americans, 1 in 7, lived in poverty in 2011, approximately the same as 2010: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/20120912_ip_newsconf.html The poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,811 in 2011. The report also found that 15.5 million children, 1 in 5 American children, live [...]

US poverty rate 15 percent; record numbers persist2017-11-08T16:17:12-04:00
5 07, 2011

USDA food amount below last year


This is no time for the federal government to be reducing the food available to food banks nationwide, but that is just what's happening. See the update below: Update on Recent TEFAP Purchases Feeding America learned last week that USDA is making $50 million available for the purchase of a variety of canned, frozen, and [...]

USDA food amount below last year2017-11-08T16:17:17-04:00