We supply our pantry through donations of food and cash. We use our funds to purchase food through the Vermont Foodbank and at various retail outlets where we can get the best price. We purchase milk and eggs from Mansfield Dairy. Fresh vegetables are supplied to us through the Vermont Foodbank and Salvation Farms, an organization that gleans produce from farms and distributes to groups such as ours. Many of our neighbors grow extra veggies just for us. Since 2015 we have partnered with Hannaford to receive bakery, deli, meat, produce and dairy products that are about to expire. This partnership offers a variety of foods to our clients while keeping excess out of the landfill.
The Lamoille Neighborhood Food Project started in Fall 2013. This is a donor driven program which collects food on our behalf throughout the year.
Kevin Carter is our Program Manager and Sara Babcock is our Program Coordinator. We served an average of 398 families per month in 2016. That is an 11% increase over 2015.
Where We Are
Our pantry is located at 197 Harrel Street in Morrisville, Vermont. We are next door to Capstone Community action and The Community College of Vermont.
We are supported by our community. We reach out with newsletters, direct appeals, facebook and newspaper articles. We receive donations from our six core towns (Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Morristown, Stowe and Wolcott). We participate in special events throughout the year. We also apply for grants that might be right for us.