/Tag: food insecurity
23 01, 2014

Hypoglycemia Hospital Admissions Rise at Month’s End

2017-11-08T16:16:53-04:00

We're currently reading this report from Health Affairs, a journal of health policy thought and research: "Exhaustion Of Food Budgets At Month’s End And Hospital Admissions For Hypoglycemia." ABSTRACT One in seven US households cannot reliably afford food. Food budgets are more frequently exhausted at the end of a month than at other points in [...]

Hypoglycemia Hospital Admissions Rise at Month’s End2017-11-08T16:16:53-04:00
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
14 11, 2012

Re-thinking the Prescription for American Food Insecurity

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

A few weeks ago, the Vermont Foodbank participated in the Sustainability & Global Health: Connecting Concepts in Development for a Healthier Future GlobeMed at Middlebury Hilltop Conference.  There was some great information shared, including the following op-ed written by Hannah Judge. October 11, 2012 Re-thinking the Prescription for American Food Insecurity Here in the United [...]

Re-thinking the Prescription for American Food Insecurity2017-11-08T16:17:11-04:00
29 10, 2012

Great Opinion piece from Maurice Lim Miller

2013-02-06T15:29:12-04:00

Maurice Lim Miller is the founder of the Family Independence Initiative  http://www.fiinet.org/, a program that uses community to change lives.  Mr. Miller is a recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Award.  Here are some of his thoughts on how to get results for our low-income neighbors. http://bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/10/24/podium-poverty/JRWAlRixpfOfc0boNfPGMP/story.html

Great Opinion piece from Maurice Lim Miller2013-02-06T15:29:12-04:00
10 10, 2012

Foodbank Sees 50% Reduction in Donated Food

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

 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
26 09, 2012

The face of SNAP (food stamps) is not one of dependency

2013-02-05T13:58:12-04:00

The importance of safety net programs is to assist our neighbors in getting back on their feet.  A strong country must recognize that this is a shared responsibility.  We have all heard anecdotal stories of "dependency," but how many of us are one illness, injury, divorce or job loss away from needing some help to getting back to where [...]

The face of SNAP (food stamps) is not one of dependency2013-02-05T13:58:12-04:00