/Tag: WIC
23 10, 2015

Network Partners Provide Range of Services, Assistance

2017-11-08T16:15:53-04:00

The Vermont Foodbank works with 270 network partners to provide food to Vermonters in need. These include food shelves, meal sites, senior centers and after-school programs. Some network partners provide other services and supports, to both their clients and the larger community, such as a thrift shop connected to a food shelf, for example. The [...]

Network Partners Provide Range of Services, Assistance2017-11-08T16:15:53-04:00
5 06, 2015

Weak Economy Has Increased Challenges for Clients

2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00

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 Clients2017-11-08T16:16:10-04:00
1 02, 2015

Program Types Surveyed in Hunger in America Study

2017-11-08T16:16:25-04:00

Conducted every four years, Hunger in America (HIA) is the largest study of charitable food assistance in America. To read the full report, as well as key Vermont findings, visit our Hunger in America webpage. Below is an excerpt of the study, documenting the different categories of programs surveyed. "Four major program types were used [...]

Program Types Surveyed in Hunger in America Study2017-11-08T16:16:25-04:00
22 01, 2015

Vermont Foodbank Client Households’ Use of Other Food Assistance

2017-11-08T16:16:26-04:00

Hunger in America 2014, a 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. They also turn to other food assistance programs, including WIC, free school lunches and 3SquaresVT. [...]

Vermont Foodbank Client Households’ Use of Other Food Assistance2017-11-08T16:16:26-04:00
30 10, 2014

U.S. Charitable Food Network Serves a Critical Need

2017-11-08T16:16:34-04:00

Hunger in America 2014 documents the critical role that Feeding America member food banks and their partner agencies play in supporting struggling families in the United States. Study results are based on nationally representative surveys conducted in 2012–13 of agencies that operate food programs in the charitable food assistance network supported by Feeding America and [...]

U.S. Charitable Food Network Serves a Critical Need2017-11-08T16:16:34-04:00
17 05, 2014

Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

2017-11-08T16:16:46-04:00

In February, due to the passage of the Federal Farm Bill, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) saw changes that affect who is provided for through the program. Once a program for seniors and women and children recently off the WIC Program, CSFP is now a seniors-only program. CSFP works to improve the health of [...]

Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)2017-11-08T16:16:46-04:00