Vermont Foodbank

Barre, VT   |  http://www.vtfoodbank.org

Mission

The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.

Ruling year info

1990

Chief Executive Officer

John Sayles

Main address

33 Parker Road

Barre, VT 05641 USA

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EIN

22-3021942

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Program Overview

The largest and most significant program offered is the food distribution program which provides 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 people each year.  The Vermont Foodbank operates several feeding and educational programs including Kid's Cafe - a community based afterschool feeding program, Hunger 101 - an educational program for students K-12 to raise awareness around hunger issues in Vermont, Community Kitchen - a culinary educational program for high school students that produces ready to eat meals for our agencies, BackPack Program - a feeding program designed to provide food to children when school is not in session, a statewide gleaning program, the Foodbank Farm and two USDA programs - The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplimental Food Program (CSFP).

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want all Vermonters to have the food they need to live healthy lives. We want to support healthy communities by ensuring that fresh food is available for all.

Specifically, our outcomes include:
1. The Vermont Foodbank efficiently gathers and shares a diverse mix of quality food to better meet the food needs of people in Vermont within a changing food bank industry.

2. The Vermont Foodbank builds and nurtures strong relationships with network partners in a Vermont where no one goes hungry.

3. A mobilized public and anti-hunger community has created a Vermont where no one goes hungry.

4. A dynamic, proactive organizational culture exists at the Vermont Foodbank that promotes our core values and reflects our vision of a Vermont where no one goes hungry.

To achieve our mission goals, the Vermont Foodbank distributes 11+ million pounds of nutritious food annually through our network of statewide agencies and through our programs, such as:

- Two federal food distribution programs—the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program—and provides outreach assistance for the federal food benefit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);

-Two youth-focused feeding programs: BackPack and School Food Pantry To Go;

-A Mobile Food Pantry program, which delivers fresh, nutritious produce directly to families and seniors at senior and low-income housing units throughout the state; and

- A statewide agricultural gleaning program

Also essential to our mission is providing services and information to Vermonters, including:

- A culinary job skills training program, Community Kitchen Academy, in partnership with two state Community Action Program agencies;

- A nutrition education program, VT Fresh, which exposes food shelf visitors to different produce items and simple methods for preparing them, as well as providing them the ingredients and recipe to take home;

- An annual statewide hunger conference;

- Tracking hunger and poverty rates in Vermont communities and reporting on the

The Vermont Foodbank has a dedicated fundraising staff and resources to focus on individual giving and grant funding, as well as cause-related marketing, Foodbank-run events (e.g., our annual Hunger Action Conference), and third-party hosted events, such as the Harpoon Point to Point bike ride and the Magic Hat Mardi Gras celebration. Foodbank funding sources include private foundations, corporations (through grants and sponsorships), government agencies (federal and state), and individuals, who comprise more than 55 percent of our support. The VFB staff focuses considerable efforts on donor retention (through the direct mail program), and on increased donor cultivation and relationship-building, especially at the major donor level, which includes cultivation by the CEO and other executive officers.

With our three distribution centers (Barre, Brattleboro, Rutland) we have localized distribution which has resulted in more food in those communities. We have expanded services to youth, to help ensure optimal learning and health. More seniors for whom transportation is a challenge, have access to healthy food through our mobile food pantries statewide.

We struggle to find a consistent source of donated fresh food.

Financials

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Operations

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Vermont Foodbank

Board of directors
as of 12/29/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Doug Lantagne

University of Vermont

Donna Watts

Vermont National Education Association (VT NEA)

Peter Stamm

No affiliation

David Epstein

TruexCullins

Margie Stern

No affiliation

George Schenk

American Flatbread

Jane Kitchel

State Senator

Joe Zuaro

Doug Lantagne

University of Vermont

Jan Scites

Ben Theriault

Hannaford

Martha Trombley Oaks

Vermont Community Foundation

Sue Bassett

Rutland Community Cupboard

Stephen Magowan

Sunrise Management Services LLC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes