Vermont Foodbank

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vermont Foodbank Holds Annual Conference

Credit Vermont Foodbank

The Vermont Foodbank held its annual conference to discuss hunger in Vermont.   This year’s focus was how to explore positive ways to address the complexities of hunger.

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Vermont Prison Inmates Helping Rehab Potatoes

Some Vermont prison inmates are helping some needy families get more to eat on Thanksgiving by packaging potatoes at the Windsor prison.

Inmates at the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor have been cleaning up potatoes as part of the Salvation Farms program.

Without the inmates, the potatoes might have been plowed back into the ground, but now they will be distributed to needy families in southeastern Vermont through the Vermont Foodbank's network of food shelves.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Vermont Senator Criticizes Cuts in Food Program

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says cuts in a federal emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in food supplies from that program for the Vermont Foodbank.

Sanders, who calls the situation "unconscionable," appeared Tuesday with representatives from the Vermont Foodbank and Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to highlight the issue.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food at no cost to low-income Americans in need of short-term hunger relief, through organizations like the Vermont Foodbank.

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