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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Hunger is a public health challenge. A Post from CEO John Sayles

John Sayles
Solving hunger and addressing diet-related health problems (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, etc.) have long been viewed as separate and sometimes conflicting efforts. Hunger is often considered a social service or charity matter, while health problems linked to nutrition are thought to be the purview of the health care and pharmaceutical sectors. Research is now [...]
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Hannaford program provides more than $900,000 in food assistance

Pictured: John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO and Molly Tarleton, Comm Relations Specialist for Hannaford Supermarkets
Vermont organizations receive $118,032 worth of product through annual campaign The Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign raised more than $900,000 to fight hunger in 2013, including over $118,000 for Vermont food-relief efforts. During the holiday season, Hannaford invited customers to buy boxes of food staples for local pantries, purchase specific products that triggered donations to [...]
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National Life Group Foundation Grants $20,000 To Vermont Foodbank

A $20,000 grant from the National Life Group Foundation to the Vermont Foodbank will help feed more than 100 children throughout the school year through the BackPack Program. Schools offer free and reduced-price meal programs Monday through Friday. But many families don’t have enough food to get them through the weekends. Students involved in the [...]
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