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Vermont Foodbank Looks to Open New Rutland Facility

Rutland Pack to Give Back
Since 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has provided a statewide network of food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs with food and resources to ensure no one in Vermont goes hungry. In Rutland City alone, the poverty rate is 16%, 5% higher than Vermont as a whole. One in five Rutland County children […]
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Graduating Community Kitchen Academy class produces record amount of food

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On Thursday, December 11th, the Burlington Community Kitchen Academy graduated 10 students from the 13 week culinary training program. Brian Roper, District Executive Chef at Sodexo gave the keynote speech. Brent Farrell delivered the graduating student speech. And Chef Instructor James Consentino also spoke. Here we’ve include a transcript of the speeches: Brian Roper, District […]
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WATCH CKA Burlington Graduation and KeyBank Donation

CKA Burlington Graduation and KeyBank Donation
ABC 22 News covered a recent Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) Burlington graduation, as well as a generous donation from KeyBank. CKA prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for a career in the food service industry. In addition to the training, CKA performs another important function: rescuing produce, meat and other foods that would otherwise be wasted […]
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National Life Group’s Sentinel Investments Builds “Canstruction”

Sentinel Canstruction
Teams from National Life Group’s Sentinel Investments asset management company raised money and collected food for the Vermont Foodbank while challenging other companies to do the same. Sentinel employees split up into teams to create “Canstruction” structures made from canned goods that will be donated to the Foodbank. Canstruction is a charity that has inspired […]
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