Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Donates $15,020 to the Vermont Foodbank

Lenny's 2013 Charity Sale to benefit the Vermont Foodbank
On Saturday, October 26, Vermonters shopped till they dropped – and raised more than $15,000 to fight hunger. During the 4th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and its customers collectively raised $15,020 for the Vermont Foodbank. Today, Lenny’s co-owner Todd McCarthy presented that donation to Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles.   “What an […]
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John Sayles Joins Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) in DC, Calling on Congress to Extend – Not Cut – SNAP Benefits

(WASHINGTON) – On November 1st, the temporary benefit boost provided for in the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is scheduled to expire and households across the country participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see their monthly benefit sharply reduced. This substantial reduction on November 1st will leave many Americans unsure of […]
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Community Kitchen Academy Celebrates 1st Graduation at New Location in Barre

MEDIA ADVISORY The Vermont Foodbank and Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) are excited to announce the Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) program’s first graduating class at the new CVCAC facility in Barre. This summer, the Vermont Foodbank, partnering locally with Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) expanded the statewide Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) program to […]
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18% Decline in Food Donations, 3SquaresVT Cuts Spell Perfect Storm

On November 1st, 3SquaresVT, a federal nutrition program that helps families purchase food, will see its benefits cut due to the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. Thousands more people are expected to visit food shelves and meal sites in the coming months as a result.   Meanwhile, the Vermont Foodbank and […]
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Meatless Monday Featured Fruit: Melon

Photo courtesy of Shannon Palmer
This Meatless Monday, we feature melon, with growing, storage and prep tips, as well as recipes for Cantaloupe Salsa with Crostini and Fruit Salad  from Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook. Background Melons usually fall into two distinct categories: the ever-popular watermelons, and the Cucumis melons (commonly called “musk melons”), which include everything else.  […]
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