Everyone Eats is feeding Vermonters and is coming to a community near you!

SEVCA, along with statewide partners, including the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, VT Food Bank, and other organizations who make up the statewide taskforce, are  delighted to share our most recent press on the new Vermont Program, Everyone Eats. This program is the first of its kind in the nation to utilize federal CARES Act funding to purchase meals from restaurants and to provide them to those state residents who have been impacted by COVID 19. This program is a win- win-win! Restaurants receive payment for meals. Vermont farmers provide at least 10% of the local ingredients included in meals. Vermont residents get the food they need! 

Check out coverage on 8/27/2020 of this program and the first roll out in Brattleboro, https://vtdigger.org/2020/08/27/everyone-eats-free-meal-program-set-for-state-rollout/?fbclid=IwAR0L2lENIXw4BHTeKEAdNjwGXAmMSsh5W5YaZ6vWdqtLlUouF9fr1gX7Yjo

Our program was recently highlighted on the Today show! https://www.today.com/video/how-the-cares-act-is-providing-this-community-with-free-meals-90506309581?playlist=mmlsnnd_todayarchivessunday

NBC Nightly News visited with our community on Monday August 17, 2020. Check it out! https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/unique-program-helping-to-save-vermont-restaurants-and-feed-the-community-90332741882

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Maya Angelou