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Food & Supplies

Statewide Information

Hunger Free Vermont and Vermont Foodbank offer up-to-date information on statewide food opportunities. 

Vermont Center for Independent Living offers the RISE Fund for essential needs related to the pandemic for people living with disabilities. 

Full Plates VT: Drive through food box distribution.

 

WIC

WIC is the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, and breastfeeding support. If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, WIC is right for you. Contact the Morrisville Office at 888-253-8798 or 802-888-7447. You can also visit their website.

June through September 2021: the WIC Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for fruits and vegetables will be increased to $35 a month for each WIC participant. Interested families can apply online or text VTWIC to 855-11.

 

3SquaresVT

3SquaresVT is an important program that is available to all of us when we need a little help buying food. The program provides Vemonters funds on an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card. EBT cards can be used to purchase food at grocery and convenience stores, co-ops, and many farmers markets.  If you have applied before, your eligibility may have changed, so please consider applying again. Call 855-855-6181 or visit their website.

3SquaresVT in a SNAP (3SNP) provides three years of food benefits for those 60+ or receiving disability benefits.  Apply for 3SquaresVT benefits and Extended Certification Period (ECP) fuel benefits here.

 

Everyone Eats

Everyone Eats serves meals from local restaurants through the Localvore Passport App. The app's digital voucher system allows you to get meals directly from participating restaurants at no cost. Click here to register

Everyone Eats meal distribution is occurring this summer in these area locations:

 

Essentials closet

  • Capstone Community Action (250 Industrial Park, Morrisville)
  • For those in Lamoille who are low-income.
  • Toothpaste, shampoo, feminine items, diapers, and more.
  • Stop by during weekdays or call 802-888-7993
  • There is a short intake.

 

Lamoille Family Center

  • Diapers and wipes, emergency assistance, food and gas cards for families. 
  • Call 802-888-5229 x 151. Leave a detailed message with your name, phone numbe,r and exact need.

 

Lamoille Community Food Share

Pantry located at 197 Harrel Street in Morrisville, next door to the Community College of Vermont. Here families can come and receive basic food and other grocery items to help stretch their food dollars. Curbside pickup Mon-Fri: 9 - 11:30 am, Sat: 9:30 - 11 am. For more info visit their website.

 

Meals on Wheels

Providing meal deliveries Tuesday through Friday to older Vermonters and to Vermont Center of Independent Living recipients. Homemade freezer meals are available for holidays, non-delivery days, and weekends. Pet food is also available upon request. Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County prepares over 1,100 meals each week.

Eligibility criteria :

  • Age 60 years or over
  • Spouse, regardless of age, of eligible individuals, including a caregiver
  • Individuals under 60 years of age with a disability, or who resides with an eligible individual

TAKEOUT meals available:

  • Tuesday through Friday 
  • 21 Munson Avenue, Suite 2, Morrisville. 
  • Call 802-888-5011 the day before to place your take out order.
  • $5.00 for over 60, $7.00 for under 60

 

Central Vermont Council on Aging

For elder Vermonters in need of extra help getting food. Their helpline is 1-800-642-5119. For more info visit their website.

 

Pet Food Assistance

NCAL Meals will provide and distribute quality pet food to those in need at no cost on a regularly scheduled basis. Their goal is to keep families and pets together through these difficult times. Contact North Country Animal League (NCAL) 802-888-5065.

 

Socks and Underwear

The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) offers a Warm Toes Fund to supply socks and underwear to those in need. Schools and organizations who serve clients in need can use these funds to keep socks and underwear on hand. Organizations should call 802-253-1800 or email jcogs@jcogs.org.

 

Breakfast on Us:

Anyone can come get a nutritious breakfast.

 

Beds for kids

Sleep in Heavenly Peace gives a free twin bed to any child without a bed.

 

Local Food Distributions

Johnson Food Shelf

The food shelf offers frozen meats, dairy, fresh vegetables, staples, and cleaning supplies. Local delivery is usually available, call 802-635-9003.

  • Tuesday & Friday, 9-12 noon
  • Wednesday, 4-6 PM
  • 661 Railroad Street, Johnson (go to the very end)

Cambridge Community Food Shelf

Food shelf in the basement of Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville.

  • Monday 6 to 8 pm.
  • Tuesday from 1 to 4 pm.
  • Call 802-644-8911.

Craftsbury area

  • Craftsbury Food Share: Thursdays 12-3, United Church of Craftsbury
  • Community Supper: Mondays 5-6, United Church of Craftsbury
  • Albany Food Share: Saturdays 2-5, Albany Town Hall

Hardwick Area Food Pantry

  • 39 E. Church Street, Hardwick. 802-472-5940.

 

Little Free Pantries

  • Hardwick Health Center –  stocked by staff
  • East Hardwick Grange pantry –  stocked by community
  • Orleans United Church –  stocked by community
  • Greensboro Church – stocked by the congregation
  • Craftsbury satellite of the Hardwick Food Pantry
  • Albany Town Hall –  volunteer supported
  • Newport United Church 
  • NEK Community Action Food Pantry –  Newport
  • Jewish Community of Greater Stowe – stocked by community and Church of Latter Day Saints
  • Grace-Brethren church -- Maple Street, Morrisville

Click here for local town assistance groups.

 

UVM Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP offers free nutrition programming to parents and guardians of children in Lamoille County. Online nutrition courses plus private sessions with experienced nutrition educators. Katie.black@UVM.edu or click here.