/Tag: President Obama
7 06, 2015

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

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

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 [...]

People on Food Stamps Make Healthier Grocery Decisions Than Most of Us2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00
19 09, 2013

Our Collective Obligation, A Post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:16:59-04:00

This country needs to come to terms with our collective obligations as a civil society.  There are not enough jobs for those who want to work and many of the jobs that our neighbors work at don't pay enough to support the basic needs of an individual, much less a family. McDonalds Corporation Corporation recently [...]

Our Collective Obligation, A Post from CEO John Sayles2017-11-08T16:16:59-04:00
20 02, 2013

Obama’s pledge to end childhood hunger by 2015

2017-11-08T16:17:09-04:00

From John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO: Please read "Obama's pledge to end childhood hunger by 2015 is struggling" by Alfred Lufrano of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This article summarizes the sad, but true, state of President Obama’s 2008 pledge to end childhood hunger by 2015.  Even given adequate resources, it would be too late to leverage [...]

Obama’s pledge to end childhood hunger by 20152017-11-08T16:17:09-04:00
7 09, 2010

Hunger Action Month – Think Big, Start Small

2017-11-08T16:17:21-04:00

It is possible to end hunger in this country. The missing pieces of the puzzle are a wide recognition that hunger is a serious problem and an unconditional commitment to feed everyone. Fortunately, President Obama recognizes that hunger is a problem in this country. We need that same recognition from the Governors of all 50 [...]

Hunger Action Month – Think Big, Start Small2017-11-08T16:17:21-04:00