GMFTS’s Local Food Access Coordinator, Alida Farrell, helps Doreen Lyon, a Rural Edge SASH Coordinator, pack meals at Auntie Dee Dee’s Homemade Baked Goods in East Burke.

New partnership delivering 350 free meals per week in the NEK

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School says they recently partnered with the Vermont Everyone Eats program to distribute prepared meals to people negatively impacted by the pandemic.

The group says they are delivering 350 meals per week in the NEK.

The program reimburses local restaurants for preparing locally-sourced meals for Vermonters struggling with food insecurity.

According to the program, restaurants must use local ingredients in order to participate and have been negatively impacted themselves.

Every week, RuralEdge’s SASH coordinators are delivering meals from Auntie Dee Dee’s Homemade Baked Goods in East Burke and Mooselook Diner in Concord to homebound populations in the NEK.

Newport Natural Market & Cafe is also delivering meals to the United Church of Newport Food Shelf for distribution in downtown Newport every Friday.

From September to early December, GMFTS and partners say they will provide 4,000 meals to the community.

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