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Vermont Everyone Eats

Helping Vermonters in Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vermont Everyone Eats (VEE) played a pivotal role in providing nutritious meals to Vermonters in need, while also serving as a vital source of income for local restaurants, farmers, and food producers. This initiative, funded by FEMA and the Vermont Legislature, was administered by SEVCA.

Learn More: Explore the Vermont Everyone Eats program further by visiting the VEE website.

Responding to Community Needs

Building upon the success of VEE, Vermont Emergency Eats was a short-term emergency program born from a collaborative effort between the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA).

Between August and November 2023, Vermont Emergency Eats engaged local restaurants to provide prepared meals in response to the summer flooding that impacted numerous communities. Meals were provided to Vermonters whose access to food was compromised in the aftermath of this disaster.

Vermont Emergency Eats was administered by SEVCA, in partnership with a statewide network of hubs, including Capstone Community Action, Center for an Agricultural Economy, Chester Helping Hands, Green Mountain Farm To School, The Giving Fridge, Springfield Family Center, and Vermont Farmers Food Center.

Vermont Emergency Eats assisted residents of Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor counties.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.