/Tag: Rutland
8 06, 2018

Vermont Foodbank kicks off new Gleaning Program in Rutland


Rutland, VT—As the days get longer and warmer, home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce – the growing season is underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it. Gleaning is the [...]

Vermont Foodbank kicks off new Gleaning Program in Rutland2018-06-08T09:27:10-04:00
4 12, 2015

Hannaford announces $75,000 donation to Vermont Foodbank


  The Hannaford Charitable Foundation today announced a $75,000 donation to the Vermont Foodbank that will help the agency distribute fresh produce to nearly 15,000 individuals and families in need throughout Rutland County. The $75,000 donation supports the purchase of equipment to efficiently and effectively acquire and distribute more fresh and perishable product at the [...]

Hannaford announces $75,000 donation to Vermont Foodbank2017-11-08T16:15:50-04:00
14 04, 2015

Volunteer Appreciation Week Profile: Philip Wheeler


National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 12-18. We'd like to take this opportunity - on the blog, with social media, in person and at our facilities - to thank the volunteers that help us serve our neighbors in need. Philip Wheeler has been volunteering with us 3-4 days per week since last September. He has [...]

Volunteer Appreciation Week Profile: Philip Wheeler2017-11-08T16:16:19-04:00
7 03, 2015

Program Update: School Food Pantry To-Go


March is National Nutrition Month and we're publishing a series of blog posts that focus on nutrition within our networks. You can also learn about our programs here. The Vermont Foodbank’s School Food Pantry To-Go program started as a pilot during the spring of 2013 at the Winooski School. We chose this school because of [...]

Program Update: School Food Pantry To-Go2017-11-08T16:16:22-04:00
7 02, 2015

RAFFL and Vermont Foodbank Team-Up


More fresh produce to be distributed in Rutland County to those struggling with hunger When the Vermont Foodbank began looking for space in Rutland, Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) Executive Director, Tara Kelly, was quick to see the possibilities. Since 2009, RAFFL has been gleaning tens of thousands of pounds of farm fresh [...]

RAFFL and Vermont Foodbank Team-Up2017-11-08T16:16:25-04:00
20 01, 2015

Vermont Foodbank Looks to Open New Rutland Facility


Since 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has provided a statewide network of food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs with food and resources to ensure no one in Vermont goes hungry. In Rutland City alone, the poverty rate is 16%, 5% higher than Vermont as a whole. One in five Rutland County children [...]

Vermont Foodbank Looks to Open New Rutland Facility2017-11-08T16:16:26-04:00