What is Everyone Eats?

Everyone Eats!, a program that leverages CARES Act funds to buy to-go meals from local restaurants for anyone in Brattleboro, Guilford, Vernon, Dummerston, or Putney who has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Over 15,000 meals have been distributed since August 3rd, our impact is now  850 meals per day (increase from 650 meals per day in the 1st 4 weeks). These meals are coming from 11 local restaurants.

Thank you to our powerful coalition: Food Connects, Vermont Foodbank, Food Works, Putney Food shelf, VT Agency of Human Services, VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development and SEVCA.

When?

Monday – Thursday 4:00-6:00pm: please do not come early as a line into Flat St. is not our friend!

Where?

Individuals/households will be able to pick up meals in the parking lot of the C.F. Church Building at 80 Flat Street on a first-come-first-served basis. Please wear a mask! (If you don’t have a mask, ask us for one.)

Who?

Anyone in Brattleboro, Guilford, Vernon, Dummerston, or Putney who has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19.

More Info:

For Individuals

When and where can I receive meals? Meal distribution for individuals is first-come-first-served. Pickup is from 4-6pm on weekdays Monday through Thursday in downtown Brattleboro in the CF Church Building parking lot at 80 Flat Street.

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

Can I give something back to help the program? There is no obligation to pay it back or forward. But there are ways you can help!

If you have extra produce from your garden, there will be a wheelbarrow you can drop it off in on your way out of the pickup site. Participating restaurants will use the donated produce in making more meals.

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. Touch-free options for donation include Venmo (@DBA100), Paypal (everyoneeats@brattleboro.com), or mailing a check (DBA, P.O. Box 961, Brattleboro, VT 05301).

Which restaurants are contributing meals? A Vermont Table, Dosa Kitchen, Duo, Hazel, Indian Masala, MamaSezz, Porch Too, The Works, and Yalla. Each restaurant will contribute meals two or more days a week.

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

Do you have vegetarian, vegan or GF options? Yes. 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 each person in your household. Meals will be first-come-first-served.

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

Will my meals be hot or cold? Meals will be distributed cold, so if you are driving a distance, delivering to other households, or distributing through your organization, consider bringing a cooler if you can.

Who can I contact with questions? Contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com.

For Organizations

As a representative of an organization, can I request meals on behalf of my clients? Yes. We invite organizations to do bulk pickups for distribution to those they serve. Contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com for more information.

Is there a limit to how many meals I can pick up? No, but you will need to reserve meals in advance each week using this form.

What will I receive? You will receive individually packaged, COLD, ready-to-eat or heat & serve 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 (omnivore, vegetarian, vegan and GF) and which days you will pick up meals for distribution.

Who will be making the food? These meals are being made by independently-owned local restaurants including A Vermont Table, Dosa Kitchen, Duo, Hazel, Indian Masala, MamaSezz, Echo Restaurant, The Works, and Yalla.

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 4-6pm on weekdays Monday through Thursday.

How do I request meals for bulk pickup? Organizations must submit their request form each week. To request a form contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com.

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 Thursday 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.

How can I help?

Pick up a meal:
Monday-Thursday 4-6pm

Tell a friend:
brattleboro.com/everyoneeats

Volunteer:
Contact frances@brattleboro.com

Donate fresh garden produce:
Put it in the wheelbarrow on your way out of the parking lot to be used by restaurants in making more meals. Ugly is fine!

Donate money:


Paypal: Everyone Eats
Venmo: @DBA100
Check: DBA, P.O. Box 961, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (check to “DBA” / note “For Everyone Eats”)

Share your feedback:
frances@brattleboro.com

For More Information

Download our flyer!

Questions? Contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com

In the Press

Seen In:

 

Daily Yonder: In Rural Vermont, Food Relief Program Is Eyed as Model

Today.com: How the CARES Act is providing this community with free meals

VT Digger: ‘Everyone Eats’ free meal program set for state rollout

NBC Nightly News:Unique program helping to save Vermont restaurants and feed the community

The Commons:New program offers ‘so much more than just free food’

The Reformer:Everyone Eats looks out for all

Brattleboro Food Co-Op News:New food program feeds Brattleboro and area towns

The Reformer:Peter ‘Fish’ Case: Everyone Eats is a win, win for local restaurants and the community

The Reformer:New food program feeds locals

Vermont Public Radio:Brattleboro pilots “Everyone Eats” community food program

The Peak Radio:Doing Good in the Neighborhood

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