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September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month
Hunger-relief organizations encourage the public to join Hunger Action Month this September and support the 49 million people who struggle with hunger in America The Vermont Foodbank, a member of  the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action […]
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Senior Hunger, a Post from CEO John Sayles

Approximately 1,000 Vermonters are turning 65 every month. That’s probably the largest population shift currently taking place, and it will continue for a number of years. Many new seniors’ situations are not as secure as those of seniors in the previous generation: they don’t have pensions or large retirement accounts and may have to keep […]
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Sterling College: Working Hands, Working Minds at the Vermont Foodbank

Sterling College
This summer, Sterling College students assisted our gleaning program by harvesting fresh, excess produce from Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury, VT. They gathered 450 lbs of chard for food shelves and meal sites in the area, as well as interviewed our Gleaning & Community Outreach Coordinator for the Northeast Kingdom, Andrea Solazzo. Beana Bern, Digital Content […]
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Building Capacity: One Fridge at a Time

Mary Johnson Children's Center
The Vermont Foodbank wants to build our network’s capacity to handle more perishable foods, specifically fresh produce. Two network partners, the Mary John Children’s Center and the Williamstown Food Shelf, recently received a grant from the Vermont Foodbank Special Needs Fund and purchased refrigerators. We asked them to share their stories. Mary Johnson Children’s Center […]
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Addressing Dietary Needs and Food Allergies at the Vermont Foodbank

Vermont Foodbank food allergies
Through our network partners, and through direct distribution, the Vermont Foodbank provides 153,000 Vermonters, including 33,900 children, with the nutrition they need to survive and thrive. One often overlooked facet of the Vermont Foodbank’s work is our focus on procuring a wide variety of healthful foods, including foods that take into consideration the food allergies […]
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