/Tag: VPR
26 11, 2018

VPR and the Vermont Foodbank join forces for Giving Tuesday

2018-11-26T14:26:18-04:00

VPR and the Vermont Foodbank join forces for Giving Tuesday Tomorrow marks the Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that arose in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This celebration of philanthropy taking place on Tuesday, November 27 gives people an opportunity to turn their holiday spirit in the direction of their neighbors [...]

VPR and the Vermont Foodbank join forces for Giving Tuesday2018-11-26T14:26:18-04:00
1 11, 2017

The need, the disconnect, and why more Vermonters are looking for help, a post from CEO John Sayles

2017-11-08T16:15:36-04:00

November 1, 2017- I was recently interviewed by Bob Kinzel of Vermont Public Radio about the reality at food pantries in Vermont and the disconnect between a 2.9% unemployment rate, declining food stamp caseloads and increased use at food pantries and meal sites across the state. You can listen to the full interview here. This disconnect [...]

The need, the disconnect, and why more Vermonters are looking for help, a post from CEO John Sayles2017-11-08T16:15:36-04:00
3 09, 2014

VPR Rallies Listeners in Fight Against Hunger Sept 3-13

2017-11-08T16:16:37-04:00

Contributions to Vermont Public Radio during its September membership drive will also help Vermont families in need of food assistance, thanks to a special partnership with the Vermont Foodbank and Hannaford Supermarkets. For every gift to VPR during the campaign, Hannaford Supermarkets will donate 10 meals to the Vermont Foodbank.“As a statewide organization dedicated to [...]

VPR Rallies Listeners in Fight Against Hunger Sept 3-132017-11-08T16:16:37-04:00
23 01, 2013

Three homes, three hours and a new “normal” for Ludlow volunteer

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

VPR writer and commentator Mary McCallum recently volunteered with the Black River Good Neighbors in Ludlow to deliver food to three neighbors in need.  It was a cold, rainy day, but what stuck with her most were the hidden stories of hunger in her community.  You can listen to her experience here: VPR Commentator Series [...]

Three homes, three hours and a new “normal” for Ludlow volunteer2017-11-08T16:17:10-04:00
10 05, 2012

Hunger Conference Recap

2017-11-08T16:17:15-04:00

Tuesday, the Vermont Foodbank held its 6th annual hunger conference, Impact Through Innovation, presented by National Life at the Sheraton in Burlington, Vermont. The conference was open to the general public but many of the attendees were network partners--staff and volunteers of the 280 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs served [...]

Hunger Conference Recap2017-11-08T16:17:15-04:00