Purchase Affordable Groceries at Farmers Markets with Coupons
Vermont Foodbank Blog
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2w ago
There are two common types of coupons that you can use to purchase affordable groceries at farmers markets in Vermont: Farm to Family and Crop Cash coupons. Some farmers markets also offer additional coupons, so be sure to check if your local market, or a new market you are visiting for the first time, offers additional coupons. Farm to Family coupons are worth $6 each and come in free booklets of five coupons, for a value of $30 total (for older Vermonters, coupon booklets have eight coupons for a value of $48 total). You can apply for these coupons through WIC (Women, Infants and Children ..read more
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Work Worth Doing
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
After 36 years working as a counselor at a community college, Peter retired to Vermont and started volunteering at the Foodbank. A couple of shifts per month turned into one, two, then three days a week. More than nine years and 1,000 shifts later, Peter shares why he keeps showing up. “Years ago, I ran into a quote by President Teddy Roosevelt… He said the greatest prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. And every time I come in here, I say to myself, This is absolutely work worth doing. I go home at the end of the day, and I’m dead-as-a-dog tired, and I ..read more
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Advocating for a Food-Secure Vermont
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
Matthew works at Foodworks food shelf, one of the 353 community organizations that partners with Vermont Foodbank to ensure food access throughout the state. Matthew knows firsthand the challenges of feeding a family on a tight budget—especially since the federal government cut 3SquaresVT benefits last spring. Now he’s sharing his experience with policymakers to help make change. Matthew lives in Brattleboro and started volunteering at Foodworks food shelf in 2023—stocking shelves, checking in visitors, and unloading trucks of food arriving from Vermont Foodbank. “Usually, I’m behind the tabl ..read more
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Online Ordering with SNAP Benefits
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
With increasing access to computers and internet, many people find shopping online to be the best option. And, online ordering with SNAP benefits can make it easier for people to purchase nourishing food from wherever they may be. Here at the Vermont Foodbank, we spoke with one SNAP recipient, Emma, about her experience shopping with her benefits online and utilizing home delivery. “The pandemic, as well as being homebound, has made the online ordering of groceries, with SNAP, an essential way for me to order food,” explained Emma. “Transportation is an issue for me in getting to and from the ..read more
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A College Student’s Food Insecurity Perspective: The Strengths and Challenges of 3SquaresVT Food Benefits
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
Vermont Foodbank is hosting guest blog submissions. The following is from a college student, Addie, who shares their experience applying for 3SquaresVT, the Vermont name for the federal food assistance program called SNAP. There is information below on how Vermont Foodbank staff can help individuals with the 3SquaresVT application process. Like many other college seniors, I am living off campus and providing food for myself, without my parents or a college meal plan, for the first time in my life. Dealing with the growing cost of sufficient, nutritious food is an issue that I believe many stu ..read more
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Improving Food Access in Local Communities
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
Here at Vermont Foodbank, we’re grateful to friends and neighbors like you for sharing gifts of all kinds—expertise, time, funds, food, and partnership, just to name a few—all in spirit of community well-being. Whatever you give, and whatever your reason for giving, you are part of a generous group who demonstrates the belief that our communities thrive when we all thrive. This month, we’re celebrating the members of our community who have joined us on the journey of creating a food-secure Vermont by sharing part of a recent interview with friend and neighbor Elysia. Elysia lives in St. Johns ..read more
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Applying for 3SquaresVT: A Nutrition Professional’s Experience
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
Vermont Foodbank is hosting guest blog submissions. The following is from a graduate student in Vermont, Laurel Houle, who shares their experience applying for 3SquaresVT, the Vermont name for the federal food assistance program called SNAP. There is information below on how Vermont Foodbank staff can help individuals with the SNAP application process. As a graduate student at the University of Vermont it goes without saying that finances can get a little tight, especially because I am not from Vermont so I am paying the higher, non-resident tuition fees. Affording rent, utilities, a car, a ..read more
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The Gift of Support
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
All year long, supporters like you show up in inspiring ways. Maybe you give because someone you love uses Foodbank services. Or someone has delivered groceries to you when you needed them, or invited you to a meal at their table. Maybe you believe that access to enough nourishing food is a basic human right. Whatever your reason for giving, you are part of a generous group who demonstrates the belief that our communities thrive when we all thrive. This month, we’re celebrating you and all the Foodbank supporters who have joined us on the journey of creating a food-secure Vermont by sharing p ..read more
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SNAP Awareness Day 2024
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
On Tuesday, January 30th a group of advocates and community members met at the Statehouse in Montpelier for SNAP Awareness Day—a day to educate Vermont leaders and policy makers on the importance and suggested improvements to SNAP, a federal food security program known as 3SquaresVT here in Vermont. SNAP Awareness Day goes beyond raising awareness about SNAP as a stand-alone program. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about how SNAP complements and works alongside all food access programs available to people living in Vermont. SNAP (which is short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance P ..read more
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Vermont Foodbank and Hunger Free Vermont Host Second Annual SNAP Awareness Day
Vermont Foodbank Blog
by VF WebDev
1M ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maggie Talty maggie@junapr.com (207) 475-5497 Vermont Foodbank and Hunger Free Vermont Host Second Annual SNAP Awareness Day MONTPELIER, Vt., January 30, 2024 — Anti-hunger advocates from Hunger Free Vermont, Vermont Foodbank and their partners joined legislators at the Vermont State House today to urge state leaders to make policy choices that ensure food security for everyone who lives in Vermont. The second annual SNAP Awareness Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP ..read more
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