Wells Fargo Supports the Vermont Foodbank’s Community Kitchen Academy Program

The Vermont Foodbank’s Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) Program recently received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo! CKA prepares underemployed and unemployed Vermonters for careers in the food service industry. Students actively develop and apply new skills by creating wholesome meals for those at risk of hunger. Upon graduation, students are well positioned to obtain a […]
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MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger Makes $18,000 Grant to Vermont Foodbank

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has gifted the Vermont Foodbank $18,000 to provide more food to struggling Vermont families. “MAZON is a longtime supporter of the Vermont Foodbank and we are so grateful to have their support again this year,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO.  “The grant funds will help the Foodbank provide […]
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Getting to Know Vermont Foodbank Staff: Shane Collins

Shane Collins
Shane Collins recently joined us as the 3SquaresVT Outreach Coordinator. 3SquaresVT is an important resource for families to obtain healthy, affordable foods. Unfortunately, the program is underutilized in Vermont, so the Vermont Foodbank is helping to increase participation in this federal nutrition program. We asked Shane to tell us a little more about himself…it’s always […]
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Work and Barriers to Work

Work and Barriers to Work
This is an excerpt from the 2014 Hunger in America study, examining Vermont Foodbank client employment status as well as barriers to work. You can read the rest of the report here. “In analyzing household employment, we focus on the employment status of the household member who was employed the greatest number of months in […]
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Newman’s Own Foundation Supports Vermont Foodbank Youth Programs

Newman's Own Foundation
The Newman’s Own Foundation announced in June that they would support the Vermont Foodbank’s youth programs, specifically the BackPack Program and School Food Pantry To-Go, with a gift of $45,000. The Vermont Foodbank’s youth food programs assist struggling, food-insecure, Vermont families with their weekend food needs during the school year. The BackPack Program provides nutritious […]
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