What is Everyone Eats?
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make Everyone Eats! such an incredible success. Between August 1, 2020 and March 31, 2023, Everyone Eats! distributed 409,681 meals in the Brattleboro area with the help of hundreds of volunteers.
Everyone Eats! used federal FEMA and state legislative funds to buy and distribute to-go meals made by local restaurants for eaters who have been negatively impacted by COVID. Meals included a minimum of 10% Vermont-grown and Vermont-produced ingredients, multiplying the benefit across eaters, restaurants, and local farmers/producers.
Our 30 participating Brattleboro-area restaurants used an average of of 24% local ingredients, sourcing ingredients from local and other Vermont farms and food producers.
Downtown Brattleboro Alliance in Brattleboro served as the sponsoring organization for the Brattleboro Everyone Eats! hub and played an essential role in the development of the Vermont Everyone Eats program across the state. Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) in Westminster acted as the statewide sponsor for all 14 hubs across the state, while the VT Agency for Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) acted as a financial liaison between FEMA and SEVCA.
If you are in need of meals after 3/31/23, contact 211 for the most up-to-date information.