Brattleboro – The city’s restaurants and farms will continue to serve the community through the latest expansion of state support.
Vermont Everyone Eats, the innovative COVID-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters while supporting local restaurants, farmers and food producers, has announced an extension to continue through April 1, 2022.
In Brattleboro, the organization continues to work with 17 restaurants and serves an average of 2,600 meals per week through collaborations with community organizations and volunteers.
“Everyone who eats has provided our staff, students, and families an opportunity to feel good,” said Hannah Parker, a BAMS/BUHS consultant who attends the meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you’re looking for an “Every Eats” meal, here are the places people can catch it straight:
1. Retreat Farmstand: Tuesdays and Thursdays after 5 pm
2. Winston Prouty: Wednesday 3pm
3. Through organizations like Boys and Girls Club, Foodworks, Dummerston Cares, etc.
4. Localvore app, everyeatsvt.com/: Ask everyone to eat meals directly from participating restaurants using the app.
Do you want to distribute meals in your community? Call 802-257-4886 and the organizers will tell you how.
Everyone Eats is inspired by grassroots initiatives from communities across Vermont. Originally designed as a five-month program and piloted in Brattleboro in August 2020, the program has been extended several times to offset high levels of food insecurity and economic instability exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information about the statewide program, visit www.vteveryoneeats.org or explore community posts at #vteveryoneeats.