The latest happenings over at ShiftMeals
Covid-relief program on track to deliver 400,000 restaurant-prepared meals
Last Thursday we wrapped up A Force To Be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT’s Food System with our last panel BIPOC Womxn and Femmes: Navigating Vermont’s Food System, and wow — what an incredible journey this has been. Watch the webinar recording here. Our goal with this...
Momo’s Market and Kitchen Space in the Old North End of Burlington is one of the many cafes, food trucks and restaurants taking part in making meals for Vermonters in need. Hear from owner Erin Malone, and chef-owner Emily Eden on how COVID impacted their business, how they pivoted, and how Everyone Eats came at just the right time.
This panel, which ran close to 90 minutes, includes so many more important conversations that we couldn’t possibly distill down in this recap. In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, we hope you will give this discussion a listen and consider learning more about these fantastic panelists and their projects.
Last Thursday, we had the incredible opportunity to hear from 6 womxn and femme leaders in Vermont’s cannabis industry regarding their standpoints on these two bills. There were strong voices both in favor and against the passing of these bills.
Nando Jaramillo is the Garden Mentor for the Vershire GrowTeam site. When Nando is not in the garden, he is running Moon and Stars making traditional Colombian arepas and empanadas. Although he has a physical food cart where he makes his food, Nando considers Moon and Stars more of a community project.
We are officially halfway through our series! Watch this week's recording here. It has been such an inspiring first few weeks. Each week, as we hear new voices, and learn about new topics, we are reminded of how important it is to be focusing on creating a safe, just,...
This panel examined gender based disparities in Vermont’s food system, specifically when discussing the role of caretakers, who historically tend to be womxn. Zymora Davinchi, ShiftMeals’ BIPOC Food Sovereignty Program Manager and facilitator for this panel opened up the discussion by reading a quote from Vermont Organic Dairy Farmer, Abbie Corse.
Wow, what a start to the series! Watch the webinar recording here. Thank you again Zully, Madeline, Grace, Anore, Lynn Ellen, and Brittany for joining us and sharing your insights and wisdom with one another and our audience.
While 2020 has certainly brought its fair share of challenges, it has also helped to forge new partnerships and shed light on some of the incredible work happening around our state, most notably in response to rising food insecurity brought on by COVID-19. For the past six months, we’ve watched the cooperative spirit of Vermont shine as organizations and individuals have rallied together to ensure that all Vermonters have access to food.