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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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VT Fresh: The Most Delicious Report You’ll Read All Year

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In 2014, we piloted the VT Fresh program at 11 network partner food shelves. VT Fresh is a nutrition education program that aims to increase access and improve the availability of fruits and vegetables at community food shelves. Vermont Foodbank staff: conducted cooking demos and taste tests at the pilot food shelves, helped change the […]
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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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Meet Nora Leccese, Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Nora Leccese, Emerson National Hunger Fellow
Nora Leccese is an Emerson National Hunger Fellow from the Congressional Hunger Center. She is working on a 5-month project to identify ways the charitable food system can collaborate with the local food system to make fresh food more accessible to low-income Vermonters.  She is focusing specifically on how the Vermont Foodbank could use the […]
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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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