Food Access Resources
For information on food access, including meals ready to eat distribution (MRE’s) and a map to the closest food pantry, please visit Vermont Foodbank’s website https://www.vtfoodbank.org/.
Everyone Eats- New Dates Added
Everyone Eats has restarted in Chittenden County & Central Vermont. Everyone Eats is a CARES Act-funded program that supports local restaurants, farms, and producers, while providing healthy, prepared meals to Vermonters in need. If you’re experiencing food insecurity the Central Vermont Everyone Eats hub has meals for you! Distribution sites in Central Vermont are:
- East Calais General Store in Calais
- Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield
- Multiple locations in Montpelier rand Barre
To see the newest distribution sites and dates, visit https://shiftmeals.org/everyone-eats/
Farmers to Families Food Box Program Extended
Food distribution will take place daily through the state during December and January. To reduce wait times and improve your experience picking up food, everyone is required to pre-register-complete the simple, four-question survey here: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help to register for your food box before going to the next food distribution site. Please register by 12:00pm the day before your preferred event.
VeggieVanGo is a program that aims to help people who cannot afford to buy enough fruits and vegetables to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
VeggieVanGo in Central Vermont takes place at the Barre Auditorium on the fourth Friday of the month from 9-10:30 AM.
P-EBT is a new resource available to families with school-aged kids who have been impacted by the current school closure. P-EBT provides money to purchase groceries to families with kids who would be accessing free school meals if school wasn’t closed.
Households already enrolled in 3SquaresVT will have P-EBT loaded on the card they already have. Other households will get an EBT card in the mail, similar to a debit card, that can be used at most food retailers. The following links provide additional information: