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The Food Access Cross Cutting Team’s Food Justice Committee has created this tool for individuals, communities, businesses and organizations to explore how their activities support improving food access. There are many approaches to addressing the problems of hunger and food insecurity, including hunger awareness, hunger relief, food justice, right to food, and food sovereignty. We believe these are complementary; a variety of approaches are necessary and we are not trying to imply that every organization should try to ‘do it all’. At the same time, we believe that organizations focusing on a single approach are likely to increase their effectiveness by considering additional approaches, or partnering with organizations that use other approaches. This tool is meant to serve as a way for individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in Vermont to: • Celebrate, support and appreciate the work that is being done to offer equal access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food for all. • Appreciate the variety of roles necessary to create and sustain a healthy, equitable food system. • Explore different ways to promote food access throughout the food system and explore new ways of intervening in the system. • Understand the breadth of approaches into improving food access in Vermont’s food system. • Identify areas…
The Abenaki Land Link Project is a partnership between the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation and NOFA-VT to provide indigenous seeds to gardeners, homesteaders, and farmers around Vermont who are dedicating land to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens.
Seven Days feature story about the Abenaki Land Link Project
A collection of resources aimed at providing support for farmers, businesses and organizations in the food system during COVID-19.
A relief program through the nonprofit Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation is offering financial assistance to individual restaurant workers who fill out a needs-based application. The foundation is not based in Vermont, but Vermonters are eligible to apply.
2016 article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review sent by presenter Curtis Ogden to read related to engaging stakeholders
Vermont Agriculture & Food System Plan 2021-2030 Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030
In 2019, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) was reauthorized by the Vermont state legislature to create the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030. The final version of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan 2021-2030 was published February 8, 2021. The Plan contains a vision for Vermont's food system in 2030, 15 strategic goals with 87 objectives, and 34 priority strategies (recommendations for action). It is based on a series of 54 food system product, market, and issue briefs highlighting current conditions, bottlenecks and gaps, opportunities, and recommendations.
Vermont Agriculture & Food System Plan 2021-2030 Vermont Agriculture and Food System Plan Briefs End Notes
Contains end notes and data citations for all product, market, and issue briefs.