SEVCA is delighted to announce that VT Everyone Eats (VEE) has received an extension to continue through April 1, 2022, and is celebrating serving two million meals!
The innovative COVID-19 response program provides meal assistance to Vermonters, while supporting local restaurants, farmers, and food producers. This additional program extension, following three before it, is made possible thanks to a contract provided by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, with SEVCA serving as the program administrator. The program is currently operated by eleven community hubs throughout the state, including a statewide online mobile phone app.
Since July 2020, over 260 Vermont restaurants have prepared these 2 million meals for Vermonters impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, using ingredients purchased from over 300 Vermont farmers and food producers. Those two million meals have generated $20 million in supplemental revenue for local restaurants, $2 million paid to local farmers and food producers, and thousands of new relationships formed between farmers, restaurant workers, grassroots and community leaders, volunteers, meal participants, and lawmakers. Thank you to all who have made this possible!
Please celebrate this incredible milestone with us by participating in the #VTEveryoneEats Two Million Meals Social Media Celebration! More info available here: https://vteveryoneeats.org/2-million-meals