Say sNO to Hunger

Ski and Ride to benefit the Vermont Foodbank on Friday, January 29! For every all mountain lift ticket purchased with this coupon SKI/RIDE SUGARBUSH ON 1/29 AND PRESENT THIS VOUCHER TO SUPPORT THE FOODBANK: Sugarbush will donate $10 to the Vermont Foodbank. $5 will be donated for every Mount Ellen lift ticket. It’s been warm, [...]
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Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 2)

The local, sustainable agricultural community, and the movement to bring it mainstream, can really benefit from a clear connection to the food assistance network of food banks, food shelves and meal sites that make up the charitable food system. It is my experience that people committed to local food are committed to community-building and ensuring [...]
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Feeding [all of the] People Well: Why Food Banks and the Sustainable, Local Agriculture Movement Need Each Other (Part 1)

There is an “insider” debate that pops up sometimes in the charitable food world: is it appropriate for food banks to distribute everything that gets donated to our network partners – food shelves, meal sites, shelters, after school programs and senior centers? Even food that isn’t nutritious, like soda, snack foods and candy? Good nutrition [...]
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