Free food distribution
VERMONT- The Vermont Foodbank and Vermont National Guard will distribute food to those in need.
The National Guard will set up and operate points of distribution at state airports over the next two weeks. Those in need of food can go to these locations on the appointed days and receive a seven-day supply of Meals Ready-to-Eat for each member of their household.
The Vermont Foodbank has seen a 30% to 100% increase in the number of people in need of food assistance due to COVID-19. This is straining the capacity of the charitable food system and these points of distribution will help get additional meals to people.
Those who are ill, have been advised to quarantine, or lack transportation can send a friend or relative to pick up meals for them. Those picking up food can come to the location nearest to them, open their trunk, and the appropriate amount of food will be loaded by members of the Guard.
Dates and locations, from 9 am to 6 pm each day, include: Friday, April 24, Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, 1002 Airport Road, North Clarendon; Monday, April 27, Hartness State Airport, 15 Airport Road, North Springfield; Tuesday, April 28, William H Morse State Airport, 1563 Walloomsac Road, Bennington; and Wednesday, April 29, Northeast Kingdom International Airport, 2628 Airport Road, Newport.