For State Help Programs,try the Agency of Human Services, "Screen Door" online access tool...you can find out what kind of help that fits your needs and where you can find it.
INTERESTED IN FREE, NUTRITIOUS FOOD?
CALL NOW! 1-800-214-4648 -
to download an application
Apllications are also available at the Putney Food Shelf or by calling Mike at 802.387.8787
Note: Each eligible person receives his or her own food box. People can participate in other commodity programs at the same time, but they cannot be enrolled at more than one CSFP site.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- 60 years of age or older, living in Vermont and income-eligible.
- A child under 6 years of age and not already in the WIC program.
- A woman who is pregnant or post-partum for less than a year and not already in the WIC program.
- Individual and/or household income will be used to determine eligibility.
- Each household member may be eligible, and will need to complete an application form
March 2015 Mid Session
This Legislative session has been a lot like this winter . Just
think the cold will lighten up, we get another
morning where it's 19 below or another storm...
re Vermonters though, and we know it will warm up,
sugaring season will kick in, days keep getting longer and
spring will replace winter
Likewise, we will get our work done in Montpelier., working
together with the Governor to make sure we get things done
but remembering the values that make Vermont what it is.
a tough budget year and among the reasons it's a tough
budget year are we still cleaning up the mess from the Great
recession, revenues are slower than we estimated and now
on top of that we are feeling the effects of Federal cuts from
as tough as the budget is, we are not going to abandon
our commitment to our environment and to our
people. We will remember
the people that make Vermont
special, the communities where people come together, the
environment we all cherish and and the sense
on how we do things And, In our budget, we will not
the mark of a great society is how we treat the least of us.
we look at the budget, we see people, not just
we look at schools and education reform we see first
our children and the teachers and school boards that
already work hard to spend our money wisely and still
provide our children with a quality education that will make
for a better future for them and their children.
ourwaters, We will offer innovative policies, like our energy
plan that will spur the economy and bring a cleaner, greener
future for our children and future generations. And, we will
do all that in the 16 weeks we have allotted for the part time
legislature, then go back home to our regular jobs and the
communities we love.
A few of the bills we're working on are
protecting senior citizens
from Financial exploitation,(and
unfortunately what we have found all
too often is that is
protecting elders from family or friends that are supposed to
be watching out for them.)
We are working on an update on the Death with Dignity bill,
that maintains the protections to make sure it is available as
a choice but
only under the strictest conditions. To prevent
are also working on a bill to better protect children from
neglect, and we just passed an Energy Plan , in
the House. That bill builds on the good work we have been
doing to promote renewable
energy and solar and
conservation and efficiency and that will save
reduce our carbon footprint .
we are also tweaking the Current Use law so it
continues to protect
open lands, farms and woodlands so
there are stiffer penalties for
people who pull out of the
program to sell their land for big profits .
We are also working on an education bill that still has many
parts and will probably look very different than what
proposed. Bottom line is that what we already
do here in our local
supervisory union is what we hope to
have the rest of the state
do...but I am keeping abreast of
this and will fight for any changes
that are detrimental to
what we already do here, and what works
want to thank you again for the opportunity and honor to
and ask you for your continued suggestions and
questions about the legislature.
want to hear from you and our contact info is on this
While we can't be all things to all people, and We can't give
everything they want. We will make the tough
choices in a way
that sees a big picture that includes
everyone . A picture that gets
us to a better day , to that
spring at the end of this long hard winter.