Tag Archives: Vermont Foodbank

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need
Featured
June 20, 2018

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need

Home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce as the growing season gets underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it.

The…

Local farms to give produce to hungry Vermonters
Featured
May 9, 2018

Local farms to give produce to hungry Vermonters

By Katy Savage

PAWLET—Laughing Child Farm owners Tim and Brooke Hughes-Muse got into the business to provide healthy, organic food to friends and neighbors.

They focus on one crop on their farm in Pawlet: sweet potatoes. The Hughes-Muses have grown 160,000 pounds of potatoes a…

Local News
January 3, 2018

RAFFL programs to continue with new sponsors

By Evan Johnson

The board of directors of the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) announced last week that all of its existing programs will continue operating into the future, despite RAFFL’s impending closure. The RAFFL board announced in October that it would cease…

State News
September 6, 2017

Vermont Foodbank asks Vermont to take action to end hunger

This September the Vermont Foodbank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of…

State News
August 23, 2017

Food insecurity still high among U.S., Vermont seniors

The Vermont Foodbank announced Thursday, Aug. 17, the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study of food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. produced by Feeding America. Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to enough nutritious food….

Cyclists take on hunger
Switching Gears
August 10, 2017

Cyclists take on hunger

Vermont Foodbank takes up the fight against hunger with the annual Harpoon Point to Point ride on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Since its inception in 2002, the Harpoon Point to Point has become the Vermont Foodbank’s largest fundraiser of the year, raising over $1.3 million…

Local News
December 7, 2016

Vermont Foodbank and Uber team up for holidays

Vermont Foodbank and Uber Vermont today announced the launch of a giving season partnership to help the Vermont Foodbank raise money and provide meals for children and families throughout the Green Mountain State. Each year, the Vermont Foodbank distributes over 12 million pounds of food…

Universal recycling law boosts fresh food donations
Local News
September 21, 2016

Universal recycling law boosts fresh food donations

Vermont Foodbank and partners see 40 percent increase The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and the Vermont Foodbank announced Tuesday, Sept. 13, a 40 percent increase in food donations in 2016, topping the 25-30 percent increase seen in 2015. The announcement comes during September’s…