Tag Archives: Vermont Foodbank

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…

Local News
December 22, 2015

Vermont Foodbank receives $75,000 for new facility

RUTLAND—On Dec. 3, the Hannaford Charitable Foundation announced a $75,000 donation to Vermont Foodbank in support of its new 24,000 square foot distribution center, which allows the Foodbank to properly store and distribute more fresh produce throughout Rutland County to nearly 15,000 individuals and families…

State News
October 15, 2015

Vermont’s universal recycling law feeds hungry Vermonters

Since July 2015, when requirements for food diversion took effect for medium-sized institutions under Vermont’s universal recycling law, the Vermont Foodbank has seen a 24 percent increase in food donations from retailers over last year. On Thursday, Sept. 24, state agency officials, representatives from the…

Vermont Foodbank sees fewer donors, fundraising slows
Local News
December 24, 2014

Vermont Foodbank sees fewer donors, fundraising slows

“Pack to Give Back” event in Rutland prepares 500 boxes for those in need

By Robin Alberti

RUTLAND — The Vermont Foodbank hosted its first ever “Pack to Give Back” event in Rutland at its new distribution center located on Park St….

Local News
December 18, 2014

Vermont Foodbank holds Pack to Give Back event in Rutland

RUTLAND — Monday, Dec. 15, the Vermont Foodbank held its first event at its new Park Street location in Rutland. Pack to Give Back brought together business leaders, school children, elected officials, and concerned citizens to pack holiday food boxes for 500 Rutland area…