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Since 1993, farmers markets see less and less people use their 3SquaresVT. A fact that many DON'T know is that 3SquaresVT can be DOUBLED at farmers markets with a program called Crop Cash. Not all farmers markets accept 3SquaresVT, and even fewer accept Crop Cash.  Those who receive 3SquaresVT, WIC, or meet the income criteria, may also qualify to receive up to $30 in FARM TO FAMILY coupons for use at farmers markets, which will be discussed below. A list of ALL 3SquaresVT/Crop Cash/Farm to...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
My experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA has been a huge learning experience, and one I am grateful for. In the past, I've done a lot of work with the youth and had volunteered at places here and there, but for the most part, that was the extent of my involvement working with the community. At United Way, I’ve done a variety of community work focused on our health, opportunity, prosperity, and education initiatives. I've coordinated the Kids in Coats program, helped people do their taxes, served on...
Friday, April 19, 2019
  Burlington-area elementary school students enjoy free lunch as part of their school’s participation in a universal free school meal program. Photo courtesy of Hunger Free Vermont.   Vermont Business Magazine As families shop for last-minute ingredients to complete their Thanksgiving feasts, a recent study by the University of Vermont and Hunger Free Vermont serves as a reminder that the grocery store is a pressure point for nearly 60,000 Vermonters who are food insecure. According to Hunger...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan (PTPP) will quantify Vermont’s transit needs, as well as recommend programmatic and policy initiatives to strengthen the statewide transit system. This plan will lay out a 10 year vision for improved transit service in Vermont and develop policies and strategies to guide the improvement of Vermont’s transit network. Visit the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation website to learn more. Complete the online interactive survey below and or attend one of...
Monday, October 22, 2018
The Center for Crime Victim Services (CCVS) is hosting a forum on Monday October 15th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Brattleboro Union High School to provide an opportunity for all victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, to share their experiences in the criminal justice system. Their goal is to ensure Vermont’s system is fair, accountable, and responsive to victim needs. Local stakeholders and service providers will be on hand to listen and provide support...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Since April 2018, Chef Chris Parker from NewBrook Elementary School has been dedicating his time to provide free meals for students and adults in his community. With locally grown food, Chris is serving homemade breakfast and lunch that is available for every student in his school regardless of their income level. Chris estimates that this program can save families $30 to $40 per week on grocery bills, along with benefits such as decreasing student absentee rates and decreasing behavioral...
Friday, October 5, 2018

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