Vermont Everyone Eats Program
Launched in August 2020, the Vermont Everyone Eats (VEE) program was a federally funded, short-term pandemic recovery initiative created to help restaurants, farmers, and eaters through the acute economic challenges of the COVID pandemic. The program, which ended on March 31st, 2023, distributed approximately 3.5 million meals throughout all 14 counties, generating more than $34M in revenue for participating restaurants.
VEE was operated by community hubs throughout the state. The Collaborative, Shires Housing, the Manchester Community Food Cupboard, and the Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT) have been partners in the regional hub serving Bennington County: Everyone Eats - The Shires.
While the Vermont Everyone Eats program has ended, there are many organizations working to help keep our community fed and healthy. If you need a meal, please call 2-1-1 for the most up to date information or view the Bennington County Emergency Food Resources flyer.
Thank you to the local restaurants who have supported Everyone Eats - The Shires!
More than 90,000 meals were distributed to Bennington County residents from November 2020 to March 2023, prepared and provided by our restaurant partners:
Hilltop Highlands Farm