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Vermont Foodbank Releases Details of Hunger Action Conference

Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference
The Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference will be held Friday, May 9th in Burlington, Vermont. This year’s conference will feature humorist and spoken word artist, Kim Weitkamp. Kim has worked with non-profits, specifically anti-hunger groups to help them tell their story—the story of making communities better. “There is a stigma associated with hunger. Most people [...]
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Ellen Wagner: Reflections on the 3SquaresVT Challenge

Ellen Wagner's $53 in groceries during the 3SquaresVT Challenge week.
Ellen Wagner, the Administrative Services Coordinator at Twin City Subaru in Berlin, Vermont, took the 3SquaresVT Challenge from November 17-23.  Challenge participants were asked to live on the average 3SquaresVT benefit for one week, which, for a household of two, is $53.  She shared her reflections with us. Over the past week I have had [...]
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Howard Fisher: Reflections on the 3SquaresVT Challenge

Howard Fisher, who assisted the Vermont Foodbank in receiving accreditation for Community Kitchen Academy, recently participated in the 3SquaresVT Challenge.  Challenge participants were asked to live on the average 3SquaresVT benefit for one week, which, for an individual is $36.  He shared his reflections with us. In the daily blather, who stops to think about [...]
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Government Shutdown Impact

This is information on how a prolonged government shutdown could impact nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC and Meals on Wheels.  We received this information from Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, of which the Vermont Foodbank is a member. SNAP SNAP has statutory authority to continue distributing benefits during October. This authority [...]
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