Disaster Response


During the last few months, the outpouring of support for our neighbors in need has been humbling.  The Vermont Foodbank garnered 16 truckloads of donated food to distribute to food shelves and meal sites affected by the storm. We have heard from countless Vermont businesses and individuals who want to help provide safe food and water for everyone in Vermont. From truckloads of food to benefit concerts, Vermonters are pooling resources to help those in need.

 

The Vermont Foodbank has been providing hunger relief for 25 years. We are here helping today and will be helping as long as our services are need.    

 

Please consider helping supporting hunger relief everyday. DONATE ONLINE NOW.

 

And please follow us on Facebook and Twitter--and learn how your donation is being put to work to help Vermonters in need. 

What we are doing:

  •  The Foodbank has garnered more than 15 truckloads of food, cleaning supplies, and non-food items that are being distributed to the areas of the state affected by the storm. Donations have come from Vermont food retailers, manufacturers, distributors, sister food banks, Feeding America. Many people in our state are raising funds through many venues to support our efforts.  
  • The number of food shelves and meal sites that have sustained damage has been assessed. Some food shelves were damaged seriously, others sustained light damage and/or lost equipment or other infrastructure.  The Vermont Foodbank has granted nearly $50,000 in support to help agencies replace equipment and infrastructure damaged or lost in the flooding.
  • Kingsbury Farm land (not the buildings) was flooded and some crops were lost.  We will be moving forward with shoring the river bank to ensure no further erosion.  Approximately seven-tenths of an acre of our land was lost to erosion.
  • We are allocating $100,000 worth of food to all food shelves thoughout the counties that were declared disaster regions. 

Please continue to check back here, as we will update this site with important information.  And please follow us on Facebook and Twitter--for the most current information about recovery efforts.

 

SPECIAL THANKS to the many Vermont Businesses that have helped support our efforts:

August First
Bear Pond Books
Bolton Valley
Botanica Florals
Bove's of Vermont
Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
C&S Wholesale Grocers

Cabot Cooperative
Cabot Hosiery
Community National Bank
Feeding America
Food Bank of Western Mass
Gardner's Supply
Global Gifts
Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine
Greater Boston Food Bank
Hannaford Supermarkets
Hats for Hunger
Highwater heART
Hormel
Jet Service Envelope
Kaleidoscope Yarn
Kellogg’s
Key Bank
Lake Elmore
Lake House Pub and Grille
Lang McLaughry Spear

Mary Kay Consultant
Merchants Bank
Montpelier Alive

New Hampshire Food Bank
Norwich Farmer's Market
Onion River Kids

Onion River Sports
Pawsitivity Pantry
Green Mountain PCA

Positive Pie
Price Chopper

Rhode Island Food Bank
Rivendell Books
Run for Vermont - 5K
Salaam Boutique
Seventh Generation
Ski Rack
Sodexo
Sovernet
St Louis Area Food Bank
Stone Environmental
Sugarbush Resort
Supervalu/Shaw's
The Book Garden
The Knitting Studio
The Mens Store
The Shoe Horn
Two Guys in Vermont
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Emergency Management
Vermont Land Trust
Vermont Strong T-Shirts
Vermont Teddy Bear
Woodbury Mountain Toys 

 

 

 

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