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7 06, 2015

People on Food Stamps Make Healthier Grocery Decisions Than Most of Us

2017-11-08T16:16:10-05:00June 7th, 2015|About Hunger|

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 [...]

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 [...]