Integrating Food Access & Affordable Housing

Integrating Food Access & Affordable Housing is a resource guide for food access programming in affordable housing communities. It includes best practices and existing models for gardens, edible landscaping, cooking and nutrition education, and low-cost farm shares. It also offers recommendations … Read more

Melanie Meisenheimer

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (Montpelier, VT) Melanie worked on the Food Access & Affordable Housing Initiative. She facilitated collaboration between affordable housing nonprofits and food systems organizations in order to improve access to fresh and local … Read more

Nora Leccese

21st Class, 2014-2015 Field Placement: Center for an Agricultural Economy (Hardwick, VT) Nora assessed how local food infrastructure such as cold storage and processing facilities might better serve the needs of emergency food organizations (e.g. food banks, pantries, and congregate meal … Read more

Elizabeth Wroe

7th Class, 2000-2001 Field Placement: Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger (Williston, VT) Policy Placement: Coalition on Human Needs (Washington, DC)

Meredith Rubin

7th Class, 2000-2001 Field Placement: Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger (South Barre, VT) Policy Placement: Food Research and Action Center (Washington, DC)

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.