Meals on Wheels of Bennington County: Nutritional Insurance

Home-delivered and community meals didn’t always taste so good at Meals on Wheels of Bennington County. Executive director Susan Fox recalls witnessing “meals being made from canned meatballs.” And the center wasn’t as welcoming as it is now either.  Again Fox remembers, “The dining room was dismal, full of boxes and freezers.” Fox found her […]
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Homebound Delivery: It Starts with a Story

Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Homebound Delivery Program
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf implemented the Homebound Delivery Program (HDP) in January 1998 as an alternative food resource for low-income, homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. Since joining the team in 2008, Alysse Anton, program coordinator for the HDP, has helped grow the program to welcome clients with emotional disabilities and to include annual […]
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Program Update: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

In February, due to the passage of the Federal Farm Bill, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) saw changes that affect who is provided for through the program. Once a program for seniors and women and children recently off the WIC Program, CSFP is now a seniors-only program. CSFP works to improve the health of […]
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2014 Hunger Action Conference [Photos]

Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference
The 2014 Hunger Action Conference was held Friday, May 9, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.  Nearly 300 anti-hunger advocates gathered to discuss whole-systems collaboration, mindfulness in leadership, new approaches to supporting neighbors in need and, of course, anti-hunger strategies, research and best practices.  Here are photos from the Conference: For more information on the Hunger Action […]
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The Growing Peace Project

Growing Peace Project
Jacqueline Labate is an education consultant and runs a non-profit called The Growing Peace Project (GPP). She recently submitted the following piece for our blog. The Growing Peace Project, a program of Milestone Adventures, Inc, is a Vermont nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to address social justice issues.  We sponsor a year-long collaboration between students […]
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