/Tag: senior hunger
20 08, 2015

Volunteer Profile: Peter Monaco


Nicole Mitchell, our Volunteer Coordinator, says, "Peter is a delight to have around. It’s wonderful to kick off my Monday mornings with his ever-cheerful energy and eagerness to help." Peter Monaco has been volunteering at the Vermont Foodbank every Monday, for full days, since he started in March. Once a month he also helps distribute [...]

Volunteer Profile: Peter Monaco2017-11-08T16:16:00-05:00
23 06, 2015

Jean Dickinson: Local Senior Unpacks a Commodities Box


"My name is Jean Dickinson. There are 4 boys and 1 girl in our family - all grown now - maybe because I fed them." Jean Dickinson is a lively and frugal Vermonter and long-time supporter of the Vermont Foodbank. We met with her in May, during Older Americans Month. We won't reveal her age, [...]

Jean Dickinson: Local Senior Unpacks a Commodities Box2017-11-08T16:16:08-05:00
5 06, 2015

Weak Economy Has Increased Challenges for Clients


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 Clients2017-11-08T16:16:10-05:00
29 11, 2014

Vermont Foodbank’s 3SquaresVT Outreach Team


The Vermont Foodbank and 3SquaresVT program continue to strive to meet the needs of all eligible Vermonters who qualify for food benefits. 3SquaresVT (known previously as food stamps) is a federal nutrition program designed to help increase Vermonters’ access to nutritious food. 3SquaresVT is an important resource for low-moderate income, hardworking people and families, and [...]

Vermont Foodbank’s 3SquaresVT Outreach Team2017-11-08T16:16:32-05:00
16 10, 2014

Hunger in America: Key Findings in Vermont


In the summer of 2014, Vermont Foodbank staff, volunteers and network partners undertook a statewide study in partnership with Feeding America, called Hunger in America. The 2014 Hunger in America study reveals the face of hunger in Vermont. The study documents household demographics and offers a snapshot of the people served by the Vermont Foodbank. [...]

Hunger in America: Key Findings in Vermont2017-11-08T16:16:34-05:00
19 08, 2014

Hunger in America Study Reveals Face of Hunger in Vermont


A new study by the Vermont Foodbank and Feeding America shows that 1 in 4 people, or an estimated 153,000 people, in Vermont turn to food shelves and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. This includes 33,900 children and 26,010 seniors. Download the Executive Summary of Hunger in America for Vermont.  For [...]

Hunger in America Study Reveals Face of Hunger in Vermont2017-11-08T16:16:38-05:00