Tag Archives: Hunger Free Vermont

Letter
April 18, 2018

Proposed U.S. House Farm Bill would worsen hunger for Vermonters

Dear Editor,

On April 12, the House released a draft of the Farm Bill that aims to significantly erode nutrition programs that support millions of Americans, including SNAP (known in Vermont as 3SquaresVT), our nation’s largest hunger-relief program that helps 75,000 Vermonters feed themselves and…

News Briefs
January 18, 2017

Hunger Free Vermont sets local goals for 2017

RUTLAND—The charitable and emergency food system plays an important role in the safety net for Vermonters struggling to put enough food on their tables. On Jan. 9 Hunger Free Vermont’s Hunger Council of Rutland County met for the fourth time since its inaugural meeting in…

Local News
September 28, 2016

Former finance director of Hunger Free Vermont sentenced to prison

On Sept. 20, Sally H. Kirby, former finance director of Hunger Free Vermont, appeared in court for her sentencing on charges of embezzlement from Vermont’s leading anti-hunger organization. Kirby was sentenced to 15 months in prison with three years of probation and is ordered to…

Charges filed against former finance director of Hunger Free Vermont
State News
April 27, 2016

Charges filed against former finance director of Hunger Free Vermont

BURLINGTON—On April 25, Vermont’s U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a signed plea agreement from Sally Hartford Kirby, former finance director of Hunger Free Vermont charged with embezzling $165,000 over a period of many years. The theft was initially discovered at the end of October 2015 by…

State News
December 29, 2015

Statewide anti-hunger organization uncovers embezzlement

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, leaders of Hunger Free Vermont announced that a long-time, trusted employee secretively had siphoned off the organization’s reserve funds over a 10-year period. The theft was initially discovered by the organization’s executive director, Marissa Parisi, who received a call from the…

News Briefs
March 19, 2015

Gov. Shumlin celebrates free school meals program

Thirty Vermont schools currently enrolled; up to 45 more eligible

Six months after the launch of a new program to allow qualifying schools to offer free, nutritious meals to all students, Gov. Peter Shumlin, Hunger Free Vermont, school administrators, and others gathered to…