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 40,000 meals have been distributed since August 3rd, our impact is now  850 meals per day. These meals are coming from 13 local restaurants.

Thank you to our powerful coalition: Food Connects, Vermont Foodbank, Food Works, Putney Food Shelf, Putney Mutual Aid, VT Agency of Human Services, VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development (ACCD) and Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA).

 Vermont Everyone Eats is funded by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and made possible through a grant provided by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to Southeastern Vermont Community Action.

More Info

When

Monday – Thursday 4:00pm SHARP to 6:00pm or when meals run out (no early-birds, please!)

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 COVID-19.

FAQs For Individuals

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.

Yes. All who would benefit from a meal are welcome to participate.

There is no obligation to pay it back or forward. But there are ways you can help!

You can donate paper or plastic bags to be used during distribution. We have a big bin to collect your bags. We will store them away for at least 4 days and then use them in our circulation.

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).

A Vermont Table, Dosa Kitchen, Duo, Hazel, Indian Masala House, MamaSezz, The Gleanery, Echo, Shin-La, Superfresh Organic Cafe, Elliot Street Fish and Chips, Brattleboro House of Pizza, Andrzej’s Polish Food Truck, Fast Eddie’s, and Yalla. Each restaurant will contribute meals on different days of the week.

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

Yes. Request your meal choice at the time of pickup.

You can request one meal per person per day for each person in your household. Meals will be first-come-first-served.

Yes, you can pick up meals for up to three households including your own.

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.

Contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com.

FAQs For Organizations

Yes. We invite organizations to do bulk pickups for distribution to those they serve. Contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com for more information.

No, but you will need to reserve meals in advance each week using an order form. To request access to the form email frances@brattleboro.com.

You will receive individually packaged, COLD, ready-to-eat or heat & serve dinners for each person you plan to distribute a meal to.

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.

These meals are being made by independently-owned local restaurants including A Vermont Table, Dosa Kitchen, Duo, Hazel, Indian Masala House, MamaSezz, The Gleanery, Echo, Shin-La, Superfresh Organic Cafe, Elliot Street Fish and Chips, Brattleboro House of Pizza, Andrzej’s Polish Food Truck, Fast Eddie’s, and Yalla. Each restaurant will contribute meals on different days of the week.

You will need to pick up your requested meals and distribute them to your clients. We cannot deliver them to you.

Pickup for organizations is from 4-6pm on weekdays Monday through Thursday at 80 Flat Street.

Organizations must submit their request form each week. To request a form contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com.

After your meal request form is received, you will receive an automated email via Google Forms.

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?

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

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

Tell a friend:
brattleboro.com/everyoneeats

Volunteer:
Contact frances@brattleboro.com

Donate plastic and paper bags:
We have a big bin to collect your bags. We will store them away for at least 4 days and then use them in our circulation.

Questions?

Download our FLYER!

Questions? Contact Frances Huntley at frances@brattleboro.com

 

IN THE PRESS

We’ve received coverage nationwide!

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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