Shaw’s donates $100,000 to food program
VERMONT - The work of Hunger Free Vermont to end hunger was aided recently by a $100,000 grant from Shaw’s and Star Market Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program, which aims to connect individuals with federal meal programs such as 3SquaresVT and free or reduced school nutrition programs.
This funding will allow HFVT to help more kids in Vermont access healthy food. HFVT trains and assists schools and day cares in increasing their average daily participation in the federal school, child care, after-school, and summer meals programs, as well as empowering their staff to provide information to the families they serve. HFVT’s partner agencies serving older Vermonters will also receive training on the benefits of participation in SNAP and be better prepared to help their clients apply. This investment will also further power Hunger Free Vermont to provide strong leadership and engagement at the state and federal levels to advocate for policies that support and grow strong federal meal programs for everyone living in Vermont.
HFVT’s mission is to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. They believe that everyone has the right to food to sustain an active and healthy life. Over the last 28 years their dedicated expertise has allowed them to fill a unique and vital role in ending hunger in the state by connecting Vermonters to the stable, dignified sources of nutritious food available to them through the federal meal programs.
The goal of Star Market Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program is to ensure those who live in the communities served by Shaw’s have enough food to eat.