Three Reasons to Attend the May 7 Hunger Action Conference

The Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference has become one of New England’s top resources for training and insight focusing on the charitable food system, poverty and the issue of hunger.  More than three hundred Foodbank partner food shelves and meal sites, business leaders, state employees and elected officials, philanthropists, citizens and other service providers will […]
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BackPack at JFK Elementary School in Winooski

On a windy day in April, we spoke with Barb Pitfido, BackPack Site Coordinator at JFK Elementary School in Winooski, about what the BackPack Program means to kids on the weekends and vacations. We even caught the Sodexo team in action. Sodexo staff at UVM pack the Winooski school backpacks and deliver them to JFK. […]
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Vermont Federal on Vermont Restaurant Week

Vermont Federal Credit Union has a long history with local businesses and organizations, including being the founding presenter of Vermont Restaurant Week.  VRW is in its fourth year, benefits the Vermont Foodbank, and runs from April 26-May 5.  We asked Bernie Isabelle, President and CEO of Vermont Federal, a few questions about the credit union […]
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A Letter from our CEO: National Volunteer Week

John Sayles, CEO Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur
This fourth week in April is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to appreciate the work of our nation’s inspiring volunteers, to recognize their initiative and commitment, and to celebrate the positive change they impact in our local communities. At the Vermont Foodbank, our volunteers help us pack, process, and distribute an astounding 8 million pounds […]
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BackPack Voices from Winooski, Brattleboro and Rutland

Rutland Public Schools
Many Vermont kids rely on school breakfasts, free or reduced lunches and after-school programming for their meals during the week. On the weekends and during vacations, though, a food insecure household may have to stretch its resources even farther with kids at home all day. The Vermont Foodbank BackPack Program helps alleviate childhood hunger during […]
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