The latest happenings over at ShiftMeals
In 2021 ShiftMeals is working to empower Vermonters with two new sister programs; The BIPOC GrowTeam, and The Restaurant Worker GrowTeams.
The Central Vermont Everyone Eats program restarted in mid January after a two-week pause due to lack of funding from the federal government.
Mark BBQ in Essex Junction has become much more than your usual local VT eatery. Since the start of the pandemic, Owner and Head Chef Darrell Langworthy has made it his mission to keep his staff employed while doing what they do best—making delicious food.
Capstone Community Action, partnered with ShiftMeals, is leading the Everyone Eats hub for Washington, Lamoille, and Orange counties. Vermont Everyone Eats is funded by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and made possible through a grant provided by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA).
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) allocated $1.6 million to Southeastern Vermont Community Action, the Everyone Eats Program Administrator, to relaunch programming. Though this allocation only funds 3 weeks of programming, partners across the state including the Scott Administration and Legislature are working together to identify additional funding opportunities.
As Everyone Eats explores further funding options during this pause, we ask that you continue to support the restaurants like Morse Block Deli and the 100+ others who stepped up to join the Everyone Eats program in this time of uncertainty.
As we reflect on the 2020 journey of Everyone Eats in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the communities and partners that worked with us to create this new program and feed all of our friends and neighbors.
The innovative Vermont Everyone Eats program that has provided free restaurant to-go meals to COVID-impacted Vermonters since August is being put on hold as of December 31.
Three Penny Taproom has been a Montpelier staple since opening their doors in 2009. Kevin Kerner, Co-Owner of Three Penny describes the past few months as “quite literally like opening a new restaurant every two weeks” - going from curbside completely to offering...
Since the expansion of Everyone Eats distribution, Harry’s Hardware located in Cabot has prepared over 3,200 meals for Vermonters and through their own donated time and resources, made and distributed free holiday meals this past Christmas.