/Tag: poverty
20 12, 2015

Governor’s Pathways from Poverty Council Releases Report/Recommendations

2017-11-08T16:15:48-04:00

Anti-Poverty advocates say they have a way to help end homelessness for the price of a cup of coffee. That’s just one of the new initiatives released today by Governor Shumlin’s Council on Pathways from Poverty. The plan would create a $2 per night occupancy fee to generate $12 million in new revenue to pay [...]

Governor’s Pathways from Poverty Council Releases Report/Recommendations2017-11-08T16:15:48-04:00
5 06, 2015

Weak Economy Has Increased Challenges for Clients

2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00

2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty." "The economy has experienced an unusually slow recovery since the deep recession in 2008 and 2009. The nation’s poverty rate reached 15.1 percent in 2010, the highest rate since 1993. The poverty rate remained at 15 percent in 2012 with 46.5 million people [...]

Weak Economy Has Increased Challenges for Clients2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00
13 04, 2013

BackPack Voices from Winooski, Brattleboro and Rutland

2017-11-08T16:17:07-04:00

Many Vermont kids rely on school breakfasts, free or reduced lunches and after-school programming for their meals during the week. On the weekends and during vacations, though, a food insecure household may have to stretch its resources even farther with kids at home all day. The Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program helps alleviate childhood hunger during [...]

BackPack Voices from Winooski, Brattleboro and Rutland2017-11-08T16:17:07-04:00
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
16 01, 2013

Letter: Childhood Hunger in Vermont

2013-10-09T08:06:53-04:00

The following letter ran in Monday’s Valley News. Childhood hunger is real–this year the Vermont Foodbank will provide food for as many as 86,000 Vermonters, 34% of whom are children under the age of 18.  Learn more about childhood hunger and what the Vermont Foodbank is doing to ensure all our children [...]

Letter: Childhood Hunger in Vermont2013-10-09T08:06:53-04:00
14 11, 2012

Re-thinking the Prescription for American Food Insecurity

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

A few weeks ago, the Vermont Foodbank participated in the Sustainability & Global Health: Connecting Concepts in Development for a Healthier Future GlobeMed at Middlebury Hilltop Conference.  There was some great information shared, including the following op-ed written by Hannah Judge. October 11, 2012 Re-thinking the Prescription for American Food Insecurity Here in the United [...]

Re-thinking the Prescription for American Food Insecurity2017-11-08T16:17:11-04:00