Need help with food during COVID-19?

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Current recommendations for slowing the spread of COVID-19 include keeping a six-foot distance between yourself and others. Fortunately, communities are offering alternatives to traditional grocery shopping:

Grocery Stores: Many are offering curbside pick and delivery options. Call your local store for assistance. 

Local Farms: Many farms are offering pickup or delivery options. See

Restaurants: See a list of restaurants offering takeout and curbside service at

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for nutrition programs designed to quickly help your family in unexpected and emergency situations like this. 

Schools Meals: Many schools are providing FREE meals for ALL children aged 18 and under:

WIC:  If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, and breastfeeding support. Text ‘VTWIC ’ to 855-1 or visit

3SquaresVT: If you’re struggling to pay for food, 3SquaresVT can help! Visit, call  855-855-6181 or text  VFBSNAP to 85511. 

Home Delivered Meals for Older Vermonters: For information about pickup and delivery meals for older adults, please call the Helpline at 1-800-642-5119.

Food Pantries: Full list at

Call Vermont’s resource line by dialing 2-1-1 with any questions about coronavirus or general questions about help and services in Vermont

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