It's visible at the gas pump and the grocery checkout. In December 2021, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped 7 percent, the largest 12-month increase since 1982. Moreover, inflation tends to hurt people at the bottom of the income ladder more than those at the top.
In these 3 clips (2-3 minutes each), hear:
Jean Hamilton, Director of ShiftMeals and Statewide Coordinator of Vermont Everyone Eats, explain the powerful impact of aligning economic development and poverty relief initiatives.
Holly Morehouse, Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, highlight the unique role philanthropy can play in ensuring Vermont's youth have access to the resources they need this summer to begin healing from the pandemic.
Ted Brady, Executive Director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and Former Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, explains how philanthropy helps to direct public funds and support innovative projects.