/Tag: food stamps
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
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
29 11, 2013

Ellen Wagner: Reflections on the 3SquaresVT Challenge

2017-11-08T16:16:56-04:00

Ellen Wagner, the Administrative Services Coordinator at Twin City Subaru in Berlin, Vermont, took the 3SquaresVT Challenge from November 17-23.  Challenge participants were asked to live on the average 3SquaresVT benefit for one week, which, for a household of two, is $53.  She shared her reflections with us. Over the past week I have had [...]

Ellen Wagner: Reflections on the 3SquaresVT Challenge2017-11-08T16:16:56-04:00
2 10, 2013

Government Shutdown Impact

2017-11-08T16:16:58-04:00

This is information on how a prolonged government shutdown could impact nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC and Meals on Wheels.  We received this information from Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, of which the Vermont Foodbank is a member. SNAP SNAP has statutory authority to continue distributing benefits during October. This authority [...]

Government Shutdown Impact2017-11-08T16:16:58-04:00
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
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