Everyone Eats! is a program that leverages FEMA funds to buy and distribute to-go meals from local restaurants. We began distributing meals through organizations and directly to individuals in August 2020. Starting in July 2021 we focused distribution only through organizations. The program was originally funded by the CARES Act in 2020 and continues to be funded by FEMA in 2021 to ease COVID-related challenges.
We have been approved to continue through December 2021 with distribution of meals to organizations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We no longer distribute meals directly to individuals at the Flat Street location.
If you have previously picked up meals at Flat Street and still have a need, you can still get meals. Some organizations that continue providing meals to eaters within their communities include Groundworks, Loaves and Fishes, Retreat Farm Stand, Edible Brattleboro, Brattleboro Boys & Girls Club, Brattleboro Community Justice Center, The Root Social Justice Center, Winston Prouty, Dummerston Cares, Marlboro Cares, Putney Mutual Aid, Putney Foodshelf, Guilford Cares Food Pantry, and West River Valley Mutual Aid.
Contact these organizations directly for information, or order Everyone Eats! meals directly from participating restaurants using the Localvore App (https://everyoneeatsvt.com/).