After a pause for the new year, Everyone Eats is resuming operations on Monday January 25th. 

Everyone Eats is a food relief program that engages local restaurants in making to-go meals for anyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis due to unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, or other challenges. 

The Vermont Farmers Food Center is a hub for Everyone Eats in the Rutland County area. VFFC coordinates the distribution of over 3600 meals weekly.

Anyone in the Rutland County area who has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis is welcome to pick up a meal. 

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I RECEIVE MEALS? 

Town Name Address Day(s) Time:  Type: Distribution Partner Contact
Rutland Vermont Farmers Food Center 251 West Street, Rutland Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 pm - 6 pm Drive-thru, first-come first-served Vermont Farmers Food Center  
Chittenden Barstow Memorial School 223 Chittenden Rd, Chittenden Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm Drive-thru, first-come first-served Chittenden Office of Emergency Management  
Chittenden North Chittenden Grange Hall 3 Lower Middle Rd.Chittenden Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm Drive-thru, first-come first-served Chittenden Office of Emergency Management  
Poultney St. Raphael’s Catholic Church parking lot 21 E. Main Street, Poultney Wednesday 5 pm - 6 pm Drive-thru, first-come first-served Poultney Rotary  
Proctor Proctor Library 4 Main St, Proctor Monday 5:15 PM Drive-thru, first-come first-served    
Danby Smokey House Center 426 Danby Mountain Rd, Danby Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5 pm Pickup at Center, Coordinate with provider by Friday before Smokey House Center Contact Jamie Lombardo, jamie@smokeyhouse.org, 802-772-5919 in advance.
Brandon Brandon American Legion 550 Franklin St, Brandon Wednesday, Thursday 5 pm -  Drive-thru, first-come first-served Brandon Department of Recreation  
Fair Haven Fair Haven Grade School 115 N Main St, Fair Haven, VT Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm Drive through pickup behind school. Coordinate before Fair Haven Grade School Contact Harry DiPrinzio to reserve meals by friday before: hdiprinzio@vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org / 917 770 2277
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Community Church   Wednesday 5 pm Coordinate by Friday before Shrewsbury Community Church Call Sue Ransom-Kelly 802- 492-3738 or Roxanne Ramah 802-492-3675 to request meals

 

Is it Free? Yes. All who would benefit from a meal are welcome to participate.

Which Restaurants are Contributing Meals? 

What will I receive? You will receive an individually packaged, cold, ready-to-eat or heat & serve dinner for each person you would like a meal for.

Do you have vegetarian or gluten free options? Yes. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Request your meal choice at the time of pickup.

Is there a limit to how many meals I can get? You can request one meal per person, per day for everyone in your household. Please note that there is a limit to how many meals will be produced each day. We hope to serve everyone who makes a request but we cannot guarantee it. Meals are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Can I pick up meals for another household? Yes, you can pick up meals for up to three households including your own.

FOR ORGANIZATIONS

We invite organizations to do bulk pickups for distribution to those they serve. Contact Harry DiPrinzio at hdiprinzio@vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org for more information.

Is there a limit to how many meals I can pick up? We are working to distribute our available meals equitably but aim to meet all demand that we can. 

What will I receive? You will receive individually packaged, COLD, prepared dinners for each person you plan to distribute a meal to.

What options are available? You will choose in advance how many of each type of meal and which days you will pick up meals for distribution. Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are available. 

Will I need to pick up our meals, or will you deliver to my location? You will need to pick up your requested meals and distribute them to your clients. We cannot deliver them to you.

When and where do I pick up my meals? Pickup for organizations is from 2-4 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at VFFC. More information will be provided when you sign up.

How do I request meals for bulk pickup? Organizations must submit their request forms the week prior to distribution. To get more information about participating as an organization and request a form, contact Harry DiPrinzio at hdiprinzio@vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org

Will I receive a confirmation? After your meal request form is received, you will receive an automated email via Google Forms.

When do you need my form by? Meal request forms must be submitted by the Friday prior to the week they are for. You will need to submit a new form each week. If you have already received meals in a prior week, you will receive an email reminder for later weeks.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Harry DiPrinzio at hdiprinzio@vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org 

HOW CAN I HELP?

Tell a friend: vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org/everyoneeats

Volunteer: We welcome volunteers to help with our distribution. Contact Harry DiPrinzio at hdiprinzio@vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org

Donate money to support this program: If you would like to make a monetary contribution to help make more meals possible for others, it will be gratefully received. The base cost of each meal is $10; any amount will be helpful. 

Donate here

Or, send a Check: Vermont Farmers Food Center, PO Box 1008 Rutland, VT 05701 (Note: Everyone Eats)

Share Your Feedback: everyoneeats@vermontfarmersfoodcenter.org

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EVERYONE EATS IN THE PRESS: 

"Food Assistance Program Resumes " The Rutland Herald 1/22/21

"Everyone Eats revived with additional $1.6 million to help feed hungry Vermonters" VT Digger 1/22/21

"Everyone Eats to provide free restaurant-prepared meals in Rutland County" The Mountain Times 9/2/2020