VT Digger - Last week, the Trump administration announced its latest attempt to take food away from over 3 million veterans, families and older Americans in need by forcing Vermont and 42 other states to change the way they have run the SNAP program (3SquaresVT in Vermont) for over 20 years. "Broad-based categorical eligibility" affords Vermont the flexibility to enable access to critical 3SquaresVT benefits for vulnerable low-income Vermonters (including working families, children, veterans, older adults, and people with disabilities). Hunger Free Vermont and the Vermont Foodbank strongly oppose this proposal, which will increase hunger and hardship for thousands of Vermonters and millions of Americans.
Patrick Leahy - A program long championed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will invest $98,918 in bolstering efforts to bring local agriculture into the classrooms and cafeterias of Vermont schools. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Farm to School grants to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers.
VT Digger - The Feast of Venus III is a community-wide celebration, bringing Vermonters together to help end hunger and malnutrition. This year marks the third time that Lisa Helmholz Adams, owner of Helmholz Fine Art, and her committee of community leaders, have expertly hosted this event to support the work of Hunger Free Vermont.
VT Digger - Dozens of school nutrition directors, advocates and Hunger Council members spent the day at the Vermont Statehouse on March 19th to let legislators know that eating is elementary to education and that school meals are an important component of student success.