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23 09, 2015

Back to School with 3SquaresVT Outreach

2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00

The Vermont Foodbank’s 3SquaresVT Outreach team is continuing to expand its services to all eligible Vermonters who need and qualify for this food benefit. As a federally funded program, 3SquaresVT, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program and nationally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is vital to the subsistence of millions of Americans [...]

Back to School with 3SquaresVT Outreach2017-11-08T16:15:57-04:00
22 08, 2015

Vermont Foodbank Helps Fight Senior Hunger

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

The number of older adults is projected to increase over the next decade and continue to rise in the following decade. In 2040, there will be 79.7 million older adults, more than twice as many as in 2000. These changing demographics will have profound impacts on the demand for social services, especially the need for [...]

Vermont Foodbank Helps Fight Senior Hunger2017-11-08T16:16:00-04:00
15 07, 2015

Creating More Access to 3SquaresVT

2017-11-08T16:16:05-04:00

The Vermont Foodbank is strengthening its 3SquaresVT Outreach service. With our newest addition to the outreach team, Shane Collins, we continue our efforts of creating easier access for working families, individuals, and seniors. A federally funded program, 3SquaresVT, formerly known as the Food Stamp program and nationally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), [...]

Creating More Access to 3SquaresVT2017-11-08T16:16:05-04:00
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
26 05, 2015

Helping Families Access Food Where They Live

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

With the onset of spring, the Vermont Foodbank has begun thinking about summer and what that means for the 153,000 Vermonters who turn to us for help each year. Many of the households whose members visit our food shelves and meal sites throughout the year include school-aged children—many of whom will soon be out of [...]

Helping Families Access Food Where They Live2017-11-08T16:16:11-04:00
14 05, 2015

Vermont Foodbank Sponsors UVM and VLS Food Systems Summit

2017-11-08T16:16:12-04:00

The Vermont Foodbank has signed on as a sponsor of the University of Vermont and Vermont Law School 4th Annual Food Systems Summit, June 16-17. The theme is "The Right to Food: Power, Policy, and Politics in the 21st Century." Here is more information on the event, from the press release: All people deserve access [...]

Vermont Foodbank Sponsors UVM and VLS Food Systems Summit2017-11-08T16:16:12-04:00