Food Access

VFFC runs multiple programs addressing inequitable access to healthy local food.  Check out these programs to access food or find your farm:

What does VFFC food access provide Rutland?

  • Produce prescriptions given by local healthcare providers to those living with chronic health conditions in the area
  • Restaurant ready meals given to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Nutrition education to our Farmacy members and promotion of additional food access programs in the region
  • Connection to our food system
    • Working with local farmers who grow nutrient dense food in our region
    • Working with local restaurant owners to support local restaurants
  • Community that brings together people of different background and socio economic conditions
    • A community sense of self and pride
    • Respect for all individuals and their stories

What are the core values of VFFC Food Access?

  • Access, equity, and inclusion
    • Ensuring that local food is accessible to low income Vermonters in every corner of the state
    • Integrating food justice and racial equity into food access work
  • Community engagement and participation
  • Continually assess VFFC's role in food access work and expand our support of the community, using resources such as the Vermont Farm to Plate’s Food Access self-assessment tool kit

How can I support food access in the Rutland area?