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15 09, 2014

Summer Hunger: Hunger Groups Get Creative


Hunger Groups Get Creative While US Schools Out for Summer By Daniel Kelley • Posted: Reuters July 2, 2014 Hunger relief workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools—along with their free or reduced-price meals—close for summer. An old logging camp in Oregon, a book mobile in Kentucky, and a karate [...]

Summer Hunger: Hunger Groups Get Creative2017-11-08T16:16:36-04:00
2 10, 2013

Government Shutdown Impact


This is information on how a prolonged government shutdown could impact nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC and Meals on Wheels.  We received this information from Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, of which the Vermont Foodbank is a member. SNAP SNAP has statutory authority to continue distributing benefits during October. This authority [...]

Government Shutdown Impact2017-11-08T16:16:58-04:00
3 08, 2013

Meet Kate. She needs your help.


We'd like you to meet Kate. Kate represents the thousands of Vermont children who struggle with hunger.  This year, the Vermont Foodbank will provide 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters, 34% of whom are children under the age of 18. According to USDA, 1 in 5 Vermont children are hungry. [...]

Meet Kate. She needs your help.2017-11-08T16:17:01-04:00
2 07, 2013

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation


For a fifth summer, the Vermont Foodbank is sponsoring Summer Food Service Program sites in underserved communities in Vermont.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children up to age 18 in the towns of Canaan, Morgan, Holland, Charleston, and Brighton. The sites will also offer a variety of enrichment programing, ranging from drama and [...]

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation2017-11-08T16:17:04-04:00
27 02, 2013

Sequestration forces more Vermonters into poverty


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
29 08, 2012

Part 4: A Summer to Remember


As the summer winds down and the Summer Food Service site's program in Canaan is wrapping up, some of the children are busy getting ready to put on plays based on their favorite books. Others are doing activities like playing Duck, Duck, Goose using a sponge and water to choose their pursuer or running around a huge [...]

Part 4: A Summer to Remember2017-11-08T16:17:12-04:00