Hunger Free Vermont receives a $38,977 grant from Shaw’s

Vermont Business Magazine Work to alleviate hunger was recently aided by a $38,977 grant from Shaw’s and Star Market’s Nourishing Neighbors program, which aims to help connect qualified individuals with existing federal nutrition programs such as SNAP, WIC, P-EBT and free or reduced school meal programs.

This funding will allow Hunger Free Vermont (HFVT) to help more Vermont children have access to healthy food. HFVT trains and supports schools and child care facilities to increase their average daily participation in federal school, child care, after-school and summer meal programs, and to empower their staff to provide SNAP and WIC information to the families they serve. HFVT partner agencies serving older Vermonters will also receive training on the benefits of participating in SNAP and will be better prepared to assist their clients in applying. This investment will also further empower Hunger Free Vermont to provide strong leadership and commitment at the state and federal levels to advocate for policies that support and develop strong and robust federal nutrition programs for all Vermonters.

“We are truly pleased to receive this investment from Shaw’s Nourishing Neighbors Foundation and Star Market to help Hunger Free Vermont work to end hunger in Vermont,” said Anore Horton, Executive Director of Hunger Free. “We are grateful that Shaw’s Nourishing Neighbors Foundation and Start Market are once again partnering with us to ensure that everyone in Vermont has enough nutritious food to eat.”

Hunger Free Vermont’s mission is to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. For 29 years, we have focused on breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty for tens of thousands of children and families living in our state. Our work has successfully provided many thousands of us with the most consistent, dignified and easily accessible opportunities to eat the healthy food we all need to stay healthy while working to overcome economic challenges.

The goal of Star Market’s Foundation Nourishing Neighbors program is to ensure that those who live in the communities served by Shaw’s have enough food to eat. And shoppers at all 19 Vermont stores can still keep Hunger Free Vermont at checkout throughout the month of September. Donations made in September help fund Hunger Free Vermont’s work to increase the number of children who enjoy school breakfast in Vermont.

“We are always looking for the best ways to fight hunger in the communities we serve. By partnering with top-notch organizations like Hunger Free Vermont, we know we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who face food insecurity,” Rob Backus, President of Shaw’s “We appreciate Hunger Free Vermont’s work to help qualifying people in our neighborhoods connect to existing federal food programs.

For a hunger-free Vermont:

Hunger Free Vermont is a statewide nonprofit that works with state agencies and community groups to develop sustainable solutions to fight hunger. Since 1993, Hunger Free Vermont’s programs and advocacy have significantly improved Vermont’s protective food web and increased access to nutritious food. www.hungerfreevt.org

About Shaw’s & Star Market

Shaw’s and Star Market is part of the Albertsons Companies family of stores. Shaw’s is one of the oldest continuously operating supermarkets in the United States, with roots dating back to 1860. Star Market, a premium grocer, has been serving customers in the Boston area since 1915. There are 150 Shaw’s and Star locations across the five New England states Market stores employing approximately 19,000 associates. Shaw’s and Star Market are a division of Albertsons Companies. For more information about Shaw’s and Star Market, please visit

www.shaws.com and www.starmarket.com or connect with us on Facebook on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/starmarket or http://www.facebook.com/Shaws.

South Burlington, Vermont — October 9, 2022 — Vermont without hunger

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