Childhood Hunger in Vermont

Childhood Hunger in Vermont includes a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying guide that a) defines the problem of childhood hunger in Vermont, its effects on the health, education and well-being of children, and the increased health care and educational costs to … Read more

Becoming an Authorized Food Stamp Retailer in Vermont

Becoming an Authorized Food Stamp Retailer in Vermont is a step-by-step guide for food retailers designed to increase access to the Food Stamp Program: currently half of the state’s towns do not have a retailer accepting Food Stamps.

Maryn Olson

Maryn is a 2002 graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, where she majored in political science and humanities, and minored in social work and gender studies.  She studied in Namibia for one semester.  Maryn was active in the Honors College, Alliance, chapel activities, and the organization of a semester-long series of seven … Read more

Katelin Isaacs

Katelin attended Princeton University for two years, but transferred to Stanford University where she graduated and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Katelin has worked on an organic farm in West Rutland, Vermont, as a tutor for young children, and campaigned to regulate sweatshop abuses with Students for Progressive Education … Read more

Mark Stovell

A native of Ohio, Mark graduated from Ohio University with a degree in political science and sociology and wrote an honors thesis on welfare reform.  He served as a tutor at a local middle school, as a volunteer at the regional homeless shelter, and as a research scholar for the … Read more

The Thrifty Food Plan and Food Costs in Vermont

The Thrifty Food Plan and Food Costs in Vermont reports that 3SquaresVT (the state name for the federal SNAP/food stamps program) benefits were insufficient for families to buy low-cost, nutritious food at grocery stores in northern Vermont. (Note: This document … Read more