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19 08, 2014

Hunger in America Study Reveals Face of Hunger in Vermont

2017-11-08T16:16:38-05:00August 19th, 2014|About Hunger, Food Shelves & Meal Sites, Press Releases|

A new study by the Vermont Foodbank and Feeding America shows that 1 in 4 people, or an estimated 153,000 people, in Vermont turn to food shelves and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. This includes 33,900 children and 26,010 seniors. Download the Executive Summary of Hunger in America for Vermont.  For [...]

27 02, 2013

Sequestration forces more Vermonters into poverty

2017-11-08T16:17:09-05:00February 27th, 2013|Take Action|

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 [...]