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24 05, 2017

Proposed federal budget would be a serious setback in the fight against hunger

2017-11-08T16:15:38-04:00

BARRE, May 24th, 2017 –The fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration would be devastating for the 48 million Americans who face hunger. In Vermont, this would have serious implications on the food security of the 1 in 4 people in our state who turn to the Vermont Foodbank for assistance each [...]

Proposed federal budget would be a serious setback in the fight against hunger2017-11-08T16:15:38-04:00
2 10, 2013

Government Shutdown Impact

2017-11-08T16:16:58-04:00

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
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
6 02, 2013

Resources for 100 Meetings for Hunger

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 is Hunger Awareness Day and we're scheduling 100 Meetings for Hunger with Vermont legislators.  Last week, we posted details about how to get involved.  This week, we have some resources for you to use. VERMONT FOODBANK FAST FACTS (download the pdf here) HUNGER IN VERMONT  – FACT SHEET (download the pdf [...]

Resources for 100 Meetings for Hunger2017-11-08T16:17:09-04:00
2 01, 2013

Impact of Fiscal Cliff Agreement on Charitable Food

2017-11-08T16:17:10-04:00

On January 1, Congress passed an agreement to avert the “Fiscal Cliff” and prevent tax rates from rising on 98% of Americans.  As part of the deal, the automatic spending cuts (sequestration) that were scheduled to go into effect on January 1 have been postponed for two months.  The measure also included [...]

Impact of Fiscal Cliff Agreement on Charitable Food2017-11-08T16:17:10-04:00
28 11, 2012

America’s National Call-In Day is TODAY!

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

Join Feeding America’s National Call-in Day on November 28 Spread the word and take action With Congress back in session, the top priority is addressing the looming “Fiscal Cliff.” Congress must also decide whether to complete the Farm Bill reauthorization or delay it until next year. While the path forward remains unclear, [...]

America’s National Call-In Day is TODAY!2017-11-08T16:17:11-04:00