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14 09, 2015

Volunteer Profile: Michael Martin


Michael, who volunteers with the New School, comes to the Vermont Foodbank every Friday morning to help sort and pack food in the warehouse - and he is a treat to have around! Michael is a hard worker and is always friendly to everyone. He represents us well with his collection of Foodbank shirts and [...]

Volunteer Profile: Michael Martin2017-11-08T16:15:58-04:00
23 12, 2014

Community Kitchen Graduate Feature: Jak Renfrew


This is a guest blog post from Jak Renfrew, a recent graduate of Community Kitchen Academy in Barre. He gave the student graduation speech, which you can read here. After having been unemployed for a while last winter, I began to work for a nonprofit organization which allowed me to receive food benefits as part [...]

Community Kitchen Graduate Feature: Jak Renfrew2017-11-08T16:16:29-04:00
25 11, 2013

Howard Fisher: Reflections on the 3SquaresVT Challenge


Howard Fisher, who assisted the Vermont Foodbank in receiving accreditation for Community Kitchen Academy, recently participated in the 3SquaresVT Challenge.  Challenge participants were asked to live on the average 3SquaresVT benefit for one week, which, for an individual is $36.  He shared his reflections with us. In the daily blather, who stops to think about [...]

Howard Fisher: Reflections on the 3SquaresVT Challenge2017-11-08T16:16:56-04:00
11 05, 2009

Growing, Graduating and Planning for the Future


I just had the opportunity to appear on the WCAX morning news to talk about their “Grow an Extra Row” initiative (a partnership between the Agency of Agriculture, City Market, and High Mowing Organic Seeds), which encourages local gardeners to grow an extra row of produce and donate it to their local food pantry. It [...]

Growing, Graduating and Planning for the Future2017-11-08T16:17:23-04:00