Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles joined Steve Pappas, managing editor at the Times Argus, on City Room. John discussed where our food comes from, how it gets distributed and how we’re funded (it takes individuals like you). John also discussed the differences between the Foodbank and local food shelves, a distinction that’s important, but often overlooked.
This interview is a great introduction to food banking, as well as a look at where the charitable food system is going:
The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Hunger is a problem for more than 49 million Americans, including 86,000 Vermonters who rely on the state’s charitable food system each year. Through a network of 270 food shelves, meals sites, senior centers, and after-school programs, the Vermont Foodbank helps feed Vermonters in need.
For more info, visit “About Hunger” on our website.