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CKA benefits from Vermont Smoke and Cure Donations

Vermont Smoke and Cure
This is a post from Dave Moyer, Community Kitchen Academy Chef Instructor. Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service industry, while rescuing produce, meat and other foods that would otherwise be wasted from grocery stores, restaurants, local farms and food service companies.  Here, Dave writes about the […]
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Program Types Surveyed in Hunger in America Study

Putney Foodshelf
Conducted every four years, Hunger in America (HIA) is the largest study of charitable food assistance in America. To read the full report, as well as key Vermont findings, visit our Hunger in America webpage. Below is an excerpt of the study, documenting the different categories of programs surveyed. “Four major program types were used […]
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Changing the Food Environment at Food Shelves

VT Fresh
The Vermont Foodbank aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables at food shelves by offering VT Fresh cooking demonstrations and taste tests at selected sites. A primary goal of VT Fresh is to support participating food shelves in increasing their capacity to handle more fresh produce and increasing the demand for fruits and […]
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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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