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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Growing Older Shouldn’t Mean Going Hungry

Growing Older Shouldn't Mean Going Hungry
Each year, millions of seniors face difficult choices between paying for rent, utilities, medicine, or food. The Administration on Aging, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, projects that there will be 79.7 million older adults in 2040, more than twice as many as in 2000. These changing demographics are already having […]
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Monday’s Featured Fruit: Tomatillos

This Monday, we feature a recipe for tomatillos from Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook, as well as growing, storage and preparation tips. Michael Burris, a volunteer cooking, tasting and testing recipes out of the Vermont Fresh Handbook tested these recipes.  He’s adapted this recipe and tested it, as well as provided the photos. […]
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