To end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition
for all Vermonters, we strive to:

 

Make long-term, systemic changes to end hunger and malnutrition in dignified ways for Vermonters of all ages.

EQUALITY
  • Advocate for a strong and stable safety net for all who need it.

  • Expand universal meal programs for children in all settings.

  • Ensure adults, especially seniors have the nutrition resources they need to stay healthy.


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WE ALL USE THE SAFETY NET

WE ALL USE THE SAFETY NET

UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS

UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS

OLDER WOMEN & WORK

OLDER WOMEN & WORK

By defining the problem as “hunger,” the emergency food system is helping to direct our attention away from the more fundamental problem of poverty, and the even more basic problem of inequality.
— Janet Poppendieck, Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement

Integrate high-impact nutrition and cooking education into the lives of all Vermonters.

  • Deliver nutrition education that empowers people to make healthy food choices.

  • Partner with the medical community to promote food as medicine.

  • Be the leader and voice for good nutrition in early childhood.


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THE LEARNING KITCHEN

THE LEARNING KITCHEN

FOOD AS MEDICINE

FOOD AS MEDICINE

NUTRITION & BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

NUTRITION & BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Food insecurity is strongly associated…[with] increased numbers of hospitalizations. I would point out that a single 48-hour hospitalization, besides being traumatic for child and family, costs federal [health] benefit programs more than a year’s food stamp benefits for a child!
— Dr. Deborah Frank, director, Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center

Advocate for systems that create economic self-sufficiency as the key to life-long food security.

  • Inspire the hearts and minds of the public to build a strong will to end hunger.
     
  • Tackle infrastructure barriers at the local, state, regional, and federal levels
     
  • Position ourselves as leaders and conveners in the fight to eliminate the root causes of hunger.

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THE HIGH PUBLIC COST OF LOW WAGES

THE HIGH PUBLIC COST OF LOW WAGES

WOMEN & POVERTY

WOMEN & POVERTY

SNAP'S SHORT- AND LONG-TERM BENEFITS

SNAP'S SHORT- AND LONG-TERM BENEFITS

I believe strongly that a great nation will not survive when so few have so much and so many have so little. Every worker in America should be given respect, dignity, and the wages and benefits they need to take care of their family.
— Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont