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VT Fresh: 11 sites, 5 goals, 14 strategies

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The Vermont Foodbank is piloting a nutrition education program, VT Fresh, in partnership with 11 Network Partner food shelves across the state. VT Fresh aims to increase access and improve availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at community food shelves. Vermont Foodbank staff and volunteers will be offering cooking demonstrations and taste tests 1-2 times [...]
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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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King Arthur Flour Baker Offers Ingredients for Success to CKA Graduates

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Community Kitchen Academy graduated its second Barre class on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Old Labor Hall.  Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) has been in operation since 2009, first in partnership with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in Burlington, VT and now also with Central Vermont Community Action Council in Barre, VT.  CKA has graduated [...]
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Eating Fresh Is for Everyone!

VT Fresh
This year, the Vermont Foodbank is piloting a nutrition education program, VT Fresh, with 10 network partner food shelves across the state. VT Fresh will increase access and improve the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at community food shelves. The charitable food system is changing. For several decades, it has benefited from surplus production [...]
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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps: Connecting for Health

VYCC Health Care Share
The Health Care Share program of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) connects food insecure Vermonters to nutritional education, medical care, and fresh, healthy, local food. For 12 weeks, families receive 12 pounds of produce each week, plus two pasture-raised chickens from the VYCC farm. For the first time this year, the Vermont Foodbank added [...]
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