Food & Nutrition

Resources on local farmers markets, supplemental nutrition programs, food shelves, community meal sites, summer lunch programs, and much more!

  • 3 Squares VT/SNAP

    St. Johnsbury District Office, 67 Eastern Ave., Suite 7, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

    VT DCF – Economic Services Division – 3SquaresVT can help you stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.

      Toll Free: 800-479-6151 http://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/3SquaresVT
  • Building Bright Futures

    600 Blair Park, Suite 160 Williston, VT 05495

    Building Bright Futures is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization and the designated Vermont Early Childhood Advisory Council to the Governor, Administration and Legislature in Vermont. BBF is the statewide nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on improving the well-being of young children and families by improving the systems that serves them. BBF improves child and family well-being through three program areas: Community, Data and Policy.

    Find out more about the Caledonia & Southern Essex Region, including the BBF Regional Coordinator and regional council, here: http://buildingbrightfutures.org/caledonia/about/

  • Faith In Action – Northern Communities Partnership

    71 Depot St, PO Box 515, Lyndonville, VT 05851

    The Lyndonville office of Faith in Action – Northern Communities Partnership serves the needs of our neighbors in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. We bring together volunteers to care for their neighbors who may be isolated, living with chronic health conditions or disabilities, or having difficulty meeting their needs for transportation, socialization, adequate healthy food, winter heating, home repairs or other basic needs.

    We are dedicated in our mission to help our rapidly increasing numbers of needy, elderly and disabled neighbors enjoy safe, healthy, active and independent lives in their own homes and communities. We do this by creating groups of local volunteers in each community led by a local volunteer coordinator to deliver a holistic mix of free, trust building, life enhancing services to their neighbors in need.

    802-626-1212   www.fiancp.com
  • Green Mountain United Way

    73 Main St. #33, Montpelier, VT 05602

    GMUW is working to better the lives of people of all ages through its priority areas of Education, Health, Income Stability and Community Caring. GMUW collaborates with other organizations that share the same mission of creating better quality of life by promoting individual stability and community economic growth, addressing the social factors of poor health issues, providing programs that help parents and caregivers interact with their children and improve their learning skills, by participating in the Vermont 2-1-1 Information and Referral System, and connecting business and individual community members to volunteer opportunities that support areas of basic needs and larger needs of our non profit partners.

    Office: 802-613-3989 Cell: 802-793-9719   https://www.gmunitedway.org/
  • Helping Other People Everyday (H.O.P.E.)

    136 Church Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851

    H.O.P.E. is a private, nonprofit agency helping families and individuals with life’s basic needs. H.O.P.E is not affiliated with any religious organization or agency, and operates a thrift store in Lyndonville, Vermont to help fund its mission. Programs offered include a thrift store, backpack program, food pantry, homelessness program, clothing vouchers, and more.

    802-626-3228   www.hopevermont.com
  • Hunger Free Vermont

    38 Eastwood Drive, Suite 100, South Burlington, VT 05403

    Hunger Free Vermont is an education and advocacy organization with the mission to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Hunger Free Vermont is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving their mission by providing nutrition education and expanding access to nutrition programs that nourish Vermont’s children, families, and whole communities.

    802-865-0255   www.hungerfreevt.org
  • La Leche League of the Northeast Kingdom

    La Leche League of Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Vermont is part of La Leche League International, an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to those who choose to breastfeed. Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
    LLL of Northeast Kingdom has monthly meetings in Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury.

  • The Center for an Agricultural Economy

    140 Junction Road, P.O. Box 422, Hardwick, Vermont 05843

    The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Through programs that support food access, farm viability, and working landscapes, CAE is building a healthy, regenerative food system by promoting local foods and the people who produce them. We believe in a whole systems approach that meets the needs and aspirations of the community and ensures economic and ecological stability and abundance.

    802-472-5362   www.hardwickagriculture.org
  • UVM Extension Service – Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

    St Johnsbury Office, 374 Emerson Falls Rd. Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-1740

    University of Vermont Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) empowers Vermonters to lead healthier lives through hands-on nutrition education. Programs serve income eligible parents, caregivers and expecting mothers, as well as children and teens. The best part? It’s free.

    802-751-8307 x361   Toll Free: 800-545-8920 www.uvm.edu/extension/efnep
  • Vermont Foodbank

    33 Parker Rd., Wilson Industrial Park, Barre, VT 05641

    The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Programs offered are food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs, including VeggieVanGo and a Backpack program.

    802-476-3341   Toll Free: 800-585-2265 https://www.vtfoodbank.org/