/Tag: Winooski
7 03, 2015

Program Update: School Food Pantry To-Go


March is National Nutrition Month and we're publishing a series of blog posts that focus on nutrition within our networks. You can also learn about our programs here. The Vermont Foodbank’s School Food Pantry To-Go program started as a pilot during the spring of 2013 at the Winooski School. We chose this school because of [...]

Program Update: School Food Pantry To-Go2017-11-08T16:16:22-04:00
3 06, 2013

Hunger Action Conference [Videos]


The Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference was May 7, 2013. We captured videos of participants, keynote speakers and shining examples. If you weren't able to make it, you can still join the conversation! We asked conference participants what excited them about the Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference, and got cameos from allies at UVM Extension, [...]

Hunger Action Conference [Videos]2017-11-08T16:17:06-04:00
30 04, 2013

BackPack at JFK Elementary School in Winooski


On a windy day in April, we spoke with Barb Pitfido, BackPack Site Coordinator at JFK Elementary School in Winooski, about what the BackPack Program means to kids on the weekends and vacations. We even caught the Sodexo team in action. Sodexo staff at UVM pack the Winooski school backpacks and deliver them to JFK. [...]

BackPack at JFK Elementary School in Winooski2017-11-08T16:17:07-04:00
13 04, 2013

BackPack Voices from Winooski, Brattleboro and Rutland


Many Vermont kids rely on school breakfasts, free or reduced lunches and after-school programming for their meals during the week. On the weekends and during vacations, though, a food insecure household may have to stretch its resources even farther with kids at home all day. The Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program helps alleviate childhood hunger during [...]

BackPack Voices from Winooski, Brattleboro and Rutland2017-11-08T16:17:07-04:00
7 04, 2013

Sodexo Supports BackPack [VIDEO]


With each new school year, the Vermont Foodbank wants to do everything it can to ensure that the kids in our communities don’t go hungry over the weekend. Beginning in October 2008, the Foodbank launched a weekend program for children called the BackPack Program. This nationally recognized program of Feeding America is designed to meet [...]

Sodexo Supports BackPack [VIDEO]2017-11-08T16:17:08-04:00