What is this? Everyone Eats!, a food relief pilot program in Brattleboro, leverages federal relief funds to engage local restaurants in making to-go meals for anyone in Brattleboro, Guilford, Vernon, Dummerston, or Putney whose food security has been challenged by the COVID-19 crisis due to unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, and other financial challenges.with eight Brattleboro restaurants providing 150 meals per day, Monday through Thursday, from August 3-27.

When? Monday – Thursday 4:00-6:00pm for 4 weeks beginning August 3rd.

Where?  Individuals/households will be able to pick up meals in the parking lot of the Church Building on Flat St. on a first-come-first-served basis. Organizations will be able to pick up pre-ordered meals at Mama Sezz in West Brattleboro.

Who is eligible? Anyone whose food security has been challenged by the COVID-19 crisis due to unemployment, underemployment, homelessness, and other well-being challenges who would get relief from receiving meals may participate.

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 (location TBA).

When does the four-week period begin? The first pick-up day will be Monday, August 3rd.

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. If what you have to offer in return is your thanks, that’s enough. But if you can share veggies from your garden, there will be a drop-off location on site; as much as possible will be used in future meals. And 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 but any amount will be appreciated. Touch-free options for donation include Venmo, Paypal, mailing a check, or providing a donation at the time of pickup.

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 or vegan/GF options? Yes, you will 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. Please note that there is a limit to how many meals will be produced each day. We hope to serve everyone who makes a request but we cannot guarantee it. 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 franciehuntley@gmail.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.

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 are willing to distribute a meal to.

What options are available? You will choose how many of each type of meal (omnivore, vegetarian, vegan/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.

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 in West Brattleboro at Mama Sezz, 127 Marlboro Rd.

How do I request meals for bulk pickup? To apply, click here to fill out the request form.

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.

For More Information

If I have questions contact Frances Huntley at Frances@brattleboro.com.