/Tag: John Sayles
6 07, 2016

Foodbank CEO Appointed to Feeding America Board of Directors

2017-11-08T16:15:45-05:00

John Sayles, the Vermont Foodbank CEO, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Feeding America. He currently sits on the Feeding America Policy Engagement and Advocacy Committee which develops national policy direction for the organizations nationwide network of food banks. Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger-relief in the [...]

Foodbank CEO Appointed to Feeding America Board of Directors2017-11-08T16:15:45-05:00
5 09, 2015

Plum Creek Supports Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program

2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00

First-time gift will provide food for kids in Essex County schools The Vermont Foodbank received a $2,000 grant from Plum Creek in support of the BackPack Program. Started in 2008, the Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program is a weekend nutrition program designed to meet the needs of children struggling with hunger at times when other resources, [...]

Plum Creek Supports Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00
3 09, 2015

September is Hunger Action Month

2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00

Hunger-relief organizations encourage the public to join Hunger Action Month this September and support the 49 million people who struggle with hunger in America The Vermont Foodbank, a member of  the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action [...]

September is Hunger Action Month2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00
30 08, 2015

Senior Hunger, a Post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00

Approximately 1,000 Vermonters are turning 65 every month. That’s probably the largest population shift currently taking place, and it will continue for a number of years. John Sayles addresses 300 attendees at the Foodbank's Annual Hunger Conference in Killington, VT on Friday, May 8, 2015. This year's conference focused on the intersection of hunger, [...]

Senior Hunger, a Post from CEO John Sayles2017-11-08T16:15:59-05:00
8 08, 2015

What if other countries wanted to help?

2017-11-08T16:16:01-05:00

This is a post from John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. How does the U.S. compare to other countries when it comes to hunger? Not just Germany (or other “social democratic” countries), but China or Slovenia? Not so well, it turns out. Share our Strength, a national anti-hunger organization has developed some provocative ads that turn [...]

What if other countries wanted to help?2017-11-08T16:16:01-05:00
4 08, 2015

Wells Fargo Supports the Vermont Foodbank’s Community Kitchen Academy Program

2017-11-08T16:16:02-05:00

The Vermont Foodbank’s Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) Program recently received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo! CKA prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service industry. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger. Upon graduation, students are well positioned to obtain a [...]

Wells Fargo Supports the Vermont Foodbank’s Community Kitchen Academy Program2017-11-08T16:16:02-05:00