Meal distribution missions in Vermont are continuing weekdays in June, but now require the completion of a 3-question pre-registration survey. This change will streamline the process of pick-up, and help planners assess the ongoing need for such services.
The State Emergency Operations Center, Vermont Foodbank, National Guard, Vermont Agency of Transportation, and other partners have been working diligently for weeks to provide feeding assistance to those in need. This effort will continue with distribution sites the week of June 8th in:
Monday, June 8: Newbury area
Tuesday, June 9: Chittenden County
Wednesday, June 10: Middlebury area
Thursday, June 11: Brattleboro area
Friday, June 12: Morristown area
These sites will now feature only Farmers to Families perishable meals, and registration will help determine the demand at each site and ensure those in need are served. Registrants will be given a window of time to arrive, minimizing the time commitment for pickup. Only those who have registered can pick up food.
The registration process will also allow the Foodbank to connect those wishing to register with sustaining services for those with on-going needs.
To register on-line visit: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help
Those who cannot register online can do so by phone by calling 2-1-1.
How does it work?
When you arrive at the site, open your trunk, and the appropriate amount of food will be loaded by members of the Vermont National Guard.
Please be sure there is plenty of space available in your car for the boxes of food.
The National Guard requests that you please NOT bring your pet to ensure their safety while loading food into vehicles.
For the safety of the Guard and other volunteers, please wear a cloth face covering when picking up food.
Those who are ill, have been advised to quarantine, or lack transportation can ask a friend or relative to register and pick up meals for them.