/Tag: fresh, local food
12 12, 2012

Thank You For a Great Gleaning Season

2012-12-12T13:40:33-04:00

Thanks to all the farms, volunteers and Vermont Foodbank staff for making this  another great growing season.  We are thrilled to announce that the Foodbank has delivered more than 250,000 pounds of fresh, local produce to Vermonters in need because of you!   Consider connecting with us year round--receive our e-newsletter, find us on Facebook, [...]

Thank You For a Great Gleaning Season2012-12-12T13:40:33-04:00
11 10, 2010

Food, Food Revolution

2017-11-08T16:17:19-04:00

It’s time for a food revolution! I eat a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables, locally-raised meats and whole grains . . . sometimes. But you know, when I smell those hot crispy french fries or that warm gooey chocolate chip cookie it is almost impossible not to eat just one, and then it’s impossible to [...]

Food, Food Revolution2017-11-08T16:17:19-04:00
9 12, 2009

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 2)

2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00

The local, sustainable agricultural community, and the movement to bring it mainstream, can really benefit from a clear connection to the food assistance network of food banks, food shelves and meal sites that make up the charitable food system. It is my experience that people committed to local food are committed to community-building and ensuring [...]

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 2)2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00
4 11, 2009

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 1)

2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00

There is an “insider” debate that pops up sometimes in the charitable food world: is it appropriate for food banks to distribute everything that gets donated to our network partners – food shelves, meal sites, shelters, after school programs and senior centers? Even food that isn’t nutritious, like soda, snack foods and candy? Good nutrition [...]

Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 1)2017-11-08T16:17:22-04:00