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25 12, 2014

Report from the Council on Pathways from Poverty

2017-11-08T16:16:28-04:00

This is an excerpt of the Report to the Governor from the Council on Pathways from Poverty, delivered on November 13, 2014. Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles is a member of this Council. Read the full Council on Pathways from Poverty Report. November 13, 2014 Governor Peter Shumlin 109 State Street, Pavilion Montpelier, VT 05609 [...]

Report from the Council on Pathways from Poverty2017-11-08T16:16:28-04:00
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
30 06, 2011

A Letter to the First Lady

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

A letter to first lady Michelle Obama Written by Melissa Pasanen, Correspondent http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110630/NEWS02/110629043/A-letter-first-lady-Michelle-Obama-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE 8:02 AM, Jun. 30, 2011 Dear Mrs. Obama, Last spring, I spent a couple hours at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf observing people pick up their weekly allowance of groceries. It was not the first time I’d been to a food shelf [...]

A Letter to the First Lady2017-11-08T16:17:17-04:00