Hunger Relief During the Coronavirus: How to Access the Food You Need

For up-to-date information on The Foodbank’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our

Main COVID-19 Update Page

If you are able to help, please visit our How You Can Help page.

The Foodbank is taking all measures possible to ensure we can be there to help people access food during this challenging time. If you or someone you know is in need of help getting food, we can help. The following list will help you access food and programs that best fit your needs.

  • 3SquaresVT – Has your household lost pay? Have your childcare expenses increased? 3SquaresVT is here for you and your family. You could be eligible to receive a 3SquaresVT benefit or increase the benefit you already receive. We can help you apply. Visit our 3SquaresVT page, email 3svt@vtfoodbank.org, call 1-855-855-6181 or text VFBSNAP to 85511
  • CSFP – The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal nutrition program which offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods to income-eligible older adults. We are looking in to doubling up on CSFP distribution during this crisis, providing both the April and May food boxes in April. This will ensure that if services are disrupted due to the virus, people don’t miss out on food.
  • Find a food shelf – The Vermont Foodbank partners with 215 food shelves, meal sites, senior centers, homeless shelters and out of school programs across the state. Find a site close to you through our food shelf listings.
  • VeggieVanGo – We are working closely with our school and hospital partners to ensure that we can still provide food in communities during closures in ways that doesn’t promote the spread of virus. Please contact the site of your local VeggieVanGo for details about VeggieVanGo in your local community.

Additional Community Resources

  • 2-1-1 – The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and ser