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Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles on City Room

John Sayles on City Room
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 [...]
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Vermont Conversation with David Goodman: New Face of Hunger

David Goodman, host of the Vermont Conversation on WDEV, recently spoke with John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO, Rob Meehan, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf director, and Charles Knoll, a food shelf client, about the new face of hunger in Vermont.  They discussed the “perfect storm” of rising hunger and declining donations nationally and locally, as well [...]
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Meals on Wheels of Bennington County: Nutritional Insurance

Home-delivered and community meals didn’t always taste so good at Meals on Wheels of Bennington County. Executive director Susan Fox recalls witnessing “meals being made from canned meatballs.” And the center wasn’t as welcoming as it is now either.  Again Fox remembers, “The dining room was dismal, full of boxes and freezers.” Fox found her [...]
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Homebound Delivery: It Starts with a Story

Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Homebound Delivery Program
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf implemented the Homebound Delivery Program (HDP) in January 1998 as an alternative food resource for low-income, homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. Since joining the team in 2008, Alysse Anton, program coordinator for the HDP, has helped grow the program to welcome clients with emotional disabilities and to include annual [...]
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