Weekly Email Update 4.18.22
“Despite the fear and anxiety of the moment, we're not going to back down from doing the things that we know matter. We are going to stand by the work that we do. We're going to stand by the celebration and joy of being in community with peers. We're gonna celebrate our identities and that is just as important.”
Executive Director of Outright Vermont, in response to Fern Feather’s murder in Vermont this past week.*
As you may have heard this week, Vermont lost a beautiful soul in Fern Feather to a horrific crime. Fern, who had recently come out on social media as transgender, was possibly targeted because of their identity; the Human Rights Campaign lists Fern as the eleventh trans or nonconforming person in the country to be killed in 2022. We would like to invite you to take a moment of silence and reflection as you read this to acknowledge Fern and, indeed, all the other transgender and nonconforming persons who have been killed in Vermont and in our nation as of late.
Toussaint St. Negritude, Fern's friend, wrote a poem in their honor and we'd like to share it with you here, via a publishing on VPR^.
For however many times
Fern was stabbed
and bleed from every wound.
So many of us do.
smile holds me through.
© 2022 by Toussaint St. Negritude
If you (or someone you know or love) identify as LGBTQIA+ or nonconforming and do not feel safe, the Pride Center in Burlington runs a SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program which includes a support line that people can contact by phone (802-863-0003) or online chat. If you are not ok and need to chat with someone to process your emotions, please call or text the Pathways VT Support line at (833) VT-TALKS / (833) 888-2557. You can also text “VT” to 741741 to get in touch with the 24 hour Crisis Text Line. Other NAMI resources can be found here. Please share them widely! If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email us at admi[email protected] and we will be so very happy to assist you.
Fern, 2014, at Tree Frog Farm (photo: Asam Ahmad)'
Lean Left Mid-Term Action of the Week
The New Hampshire state Senate just passed SB 418. This bill makes extra-hard for people to register and vote on the same day. The so-called “affidavit ballot” would require voters to mail in a copy of their missing domicile documentation within 10 days of an election for their vote to count in the final tally. This threatens to suppress the vote of thousands of Granite Staters -- including students and overseas military voters -- and undermines ballot privacy.
Join the NH Dems and other progressive organizations in making calls to urge voters to contact their Representatives! SIGN UP HERE!
HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
MONDAY, APRIL 18th, 2022-SUNDAY, APRIL 24th, 2022
Vermont Food Bank’s Veggie Van Go Upcoming Schedule
The First and Third Mondays of Every Month in the parking lot across the street from the main entrance to Brattleboro Union High School (131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 10am-11am.
Veggie Van Go is a program through the Vermont Foodbank that gives out free produce and local food for people to take home.
April 18th, 2022
May 2nd, 2022
May 16th, 2022
- Drive through model- please stay in your vehicles
- If you are walking there: see a Vermont Foodbank associate but please make sure to stay 6 feet back.
- There are no income requirements, registration or paperwork to participate
- You do not need to be present to get food: you may ask someone to pick up on your family's behalf.
A Silent Vigil of Loving Kindness
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at Wells Fountain (298-250 VT-30, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 4:30pm-5:30pm.
For further information and to be on the mailing list for future vigils, please contact Tim Stevenson, [email protected].
Under a banner that reads, “Holding a Space of Loving Kindness for All Living Beings,” we conduct a silent vigil every other Wednesday, 4:30-5:30, @ Wells Fountain across from Brooks Library and the Municipal Building, downtown Brattleboro
Our purpose is to serve as a living reminder of the inherent goodness of each of us, as well as our inextricable connection with one another.
For a few minutes or the entire hour, all are welcome to join us in extending sentiments of loving kindness to all living beings: to family and friends, neighbors and strangers, kindred spirits and adversaries, human and non-human beings, alike. And to ourselves, as well. People may choose to stand, kneel, or sit in a chair they bring, or on one of the stone benches circling the Fountain.
Art Build for the Earth Day Celebration and Parade
hosted by 350 Brattleboro and Sandglass Theater
Thursday April 21st, 2022 at 134 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. 10am-1pm.
We invite kids over 8 and those accompanied by an adult to make Trash Puppets at the old Elliot Street Café, 134 Elliot Street. With great thanks to Sandglass Theater who will guide us.
Guilford Cares Food Pantry
Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at the Guilford Fairgrounds (163 Fairground Rd, Guilford, VT 05301). 3pm-4pm.
If you have questions, concerns or would like to donate groceries or monetary gifts please contact Pat Haine 802-257-0626. For additional questions or more information call 802 579 1350 or email [email protected].
Guilford Cares Food Pantry has moved! The Pantry has moved to the First Aid building at the Guilford Fairgrounds. We will be fully stocked with all our usual grocery items.
The Fairgrounds are on Fairground Road, just off Weatherhead Hollow Road. From Guilford Center Road turn onto Weatherhead Hollow Road. Travel 1.7 miles down the road. The Fairgrounds are on the left and there will be a sign directing you up the hill for about .2 miles. The red building is on the left with a sign out in front. Please remain in your car; we’ll greet you, and give you a shopping list as we have been doing for the past year.
If the Pantry will be closed for any unexpected reason, the closure will be announced on WKVT, WTSA, and Front Porch Forum.
If you cannot come to the Pantry due to illness or high risk, you can call also call Pat to arrange for food delivery by a volunteer.
We know that supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. That is why we are stocking our shelves for our neighbors. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy.
Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families.
Historical Depictions of Slavery
hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Thursday April 21st, 2022, Online. 7pm.
Admission: Free. To register for this free online event, visit: https://www.brattleboromuseum.org/.../historical.../
In this live Zoom presentation, art historian Renée Ater discusses the artworks referenced in ROBERTO VISANI: FORM/REFORM, an exhibit of cardboard sculptures created in response to historical depictions of slavery.
Renée Ater’s research and writing have focused on the intersection of race, monument building, and public space. She continues to expand the open-source Omeka project Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past. She is Provost Visiting Associate Professor in Africana Studies at Brown University. During her tenure at Brown and in collaboration with the Center for Digital Scholarship and the Digital Publications Initiative, she is writing a digital publication titled "Memoryscapes of Slavery."
Ater holds a B.A. in art history from Oberlin College, an M.A. in art history from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Maryland. She is the author of Keith Morrison (The David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Vol. 5) and Remaking Race and History: The Sculpture of Meta Warrick Fuller. She taught in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland from 2000 to 2017.
Earth Day Celebration & Parade
hosted by 350 Brattleboro
Friday April 22nd, 2022 at the Harmony Lot (Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 4pm-7pm.
If you have questions or wish to join us in planning or participating please contact us at [email protected].
Join us in the Harmony Lot in Downtown Brattleboro celebrate all the ways we are working toward Climate Justice.
From 4pm we will have tabling from local environmental, social justice and conservation organizations. Learn about all the ways your friends and neighbors are working to address climate change and foster a healthy and beautiful natural world.
We will be offering three visions of ways we might use ARPA money to address the climate crisis. Come sign on--or share your own vision!
There will be food and entertainment including music, dance, and plastic-waste puppets crafted by local talent (see below!*) and guided by Sandglass Theater.
We will have music and games, and an opportunity to craft your own noise maker (drums, shakers and the like) and deck out your bike so that you may join us in a parade down Main Street at 6pm.
Grillin’ & Chillin’ with the Vermont Workers’ Center
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 at the New England Youth Theater (100 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 11am-1pm.
Enjoy food with others from the community & share your experiences with healthcare.
Thousands of people in Vermont struggle to get the healthcare we need and up to 30,000 people in our state may be kicked off of Medicaid while others will experience higher premiums when the federal pandemic emergency expires this summer or in the fall. Let's call on Vermont’s elected officials to move Forward Together and Not One Step Back on our human right to healthcare!
The Void and Rock Against Racism Present…
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 at 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. 3pm.
All ages event. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of.
Featuring a skate contest, prizes, a raffle, food & drinks.
Plus, Live Music featuring:
Circling the Light: A Solidarity Bonfire!
hosted by The Women’s Freedom Center
Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at the Winston-Prouty Campus (209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). Follow the signs for the specific location when on campus. 6pm-7:30pm.
For more information, including about accessibility, please call 802-257-7364. Please bring folding chairs if you are able!
The Women’s Freedom Center honors the resilience and heart of ALL allies committed to social justice—whether you work for racial or gender justice, support refugees, protect nature, or teach respect and kindness to kids—especially in these trying times.
We invite you to an upbeat gratitude gathering as we welcome back Spring and reflect on the personal and collective healing power of activism itself.
Come join us for a solidarity bonfire! We’ll have some music, readings, and informal activities, plus a chance for you to share something too, if you’d like, about what keeps YOU inspired.
You are also welcome to simply share in some Spring cheer, soup, and solidarity!
Spark Teacher Education Solidarity Film Series: Cowspriacy
Friday, April 29th, 2022, Online. 7pm.
Professional development credits available. For more information contact Spark Teacher Education Institute at [email protected].
Zoom Meeting ID: 829 4329 6979
This is a documentary that interrogates the meat industry’s contribution to the climate crisis. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption, and pollution, and is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry; it is also a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean dead zones, an virtually every other environmental ill. Yet, it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. Optional Reading: Creating an Ecological Society: Towards a Revolutionary Transformation (Chapter 1: The Social and Ecological Planetary Emergency), by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams.
Native Tree Planting
hosted by Southeast VT CISMA and local Vermont Land Trust staff
Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Directions are provided below. 9am-12pm.
Please reach out with further questions to [email protected].
From Western Ave/Rt 9 in West Brattleboro, turn onto Meadowbrook Road. After you cross the small bridge, take the second dirt driveway on the right to the parking area. There will be a sign at the entrance to the driveway.
GPS Coordinates: 42.859683, -72.601974
We need your help! Join the Southeast Vermont CISMA and local Vermont Land Trust staff on April 30th, as we work to improve bird habitat on an important piece of conserved land in Brattleboro. From 9 to 12 PM we will be planting native trees including gray dogwood, red-osier dogwood and nannyberry. Feel free to stop by for an hour or the entire time. Don’t forget your gloves and to dress accordingly. We will provide shovels and buckets. We hope to see you there!
The Wobblies: Free Documentary on May Day
Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at Epsilon Spires (190 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 8pm-10pm.
Tickets are free, but please RSVP here: https://www.epsilonspires.org/event-info/the-wobblies-documentary-for-may-day. Click HERE to watch the trailer.
"Solidarity! All for One and One for All!" The Industrial Workers of the World, aka the Wobblies, were one of the few unions to be racially and sexually integrated.
Newly restored by the Museum of Modern Art and recently inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, this provocative film pays tribute to American workers who took the ideals of equality and free speech seriously enough to die for them. Directed by Stewart Bird and Deborah Shaffer in 1978, this radical documentary is a rare and challenging invitation to rethink both past and present through the eyes of an organization largely omitted from public memory.
The Industrial Workers of the World, or IWW, welcomed all workers, regardless of their trade, gender, or race. Wobblies, as they were known, came from textile mills, copper mines, logging camps, and everywhere in between, and together generated more controversy, perhaps, than any other organized-labor group in U.S. history.
"Solidarity! All for One and One for All!"
With that slogan, they took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changing the course of history. Along the way to winning an eight-hour workday and fair wages in the early 20th century, the IWW, one of the few unions to be racially and sexually integrated often met with imprisonment, violence, and the privations of prolonged strikes.
This award-winning film airs a provocative look at the forgotten American history of this most radical of unions. Made in 1978 yet echoing current times, THE WOBBLIES boldly investigates a nation torn by naked corporate greed and the red-hot rift between the industrial masters and the rabble-rousing workers in the field and factory. Deeply enriched by the reminiscences of IWW members, who, in their eighties and nineties, are lucid and lively on the subject of the union’s peak during the 1910s. Intercut with remarkable archival footage, their first-hand accounts of textile strikes, pitched battles over free-speech rights, lumberjack work stoppages, and the methods and theories of industrial sabotage are set to the sounds of rousing music straight from the “little red songbook.”
This free screening for May Day was organized in solidarity with other independent theaters around the US!
Green Up Day (Statewide)
Saturday, May 7th, 2022.
For more information, please go to https://greenupvermont.org.
Pick up your Green Up trash bags and get out in your community on Saturday, May 7 to clean up your neighborhood roads and waterways. As a volunteer, you make a huge difference for our environment. Please check back to the website during April for more information and for specific town information. Thank you.
Spark Teacher Education Solidarity Film Series: The Boys Who Said No
sponsored by Brooks Memorial Library
Friday, May 27th, 2022, TBD. 7pm.
Professional development credits available. For more information contact Spark Teacher Education Institute at [email protected].
Zoom Meeting ID: 829 4329 6979
This documentary profiles the young men and women who actively opposed the military draft in order to end the Vietnam War. The film shows how their personal and collective acts of nonviolent resistance, risking arrest and imprisonment for up to 5 years, were a critical part of the antiwar movement, intensifying opposition to the war and eventually forcing an end to both conscription and the war. May be in person, details available soon.
*POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 1st, 2022 * From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists
hosted by the VT Humanities Council
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 7pm.
This talk has been postponed to Wednesday, June 1. Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and a “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave the right to vote to white women. Linda Radtke, a classically trained singer, was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.
Summer Institute: Documenting Everyday Life
hosted by the Vermont Folklife Center
Wednesday, July 6th, 2022-Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 118 Elliot Gallery (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). Begins at 10am on Wednesday and ends at 4:30pm on Thursday.
Tuition fees listed below. Please go here: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/si22-documenting-everyday-life for more information.
In-Person Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 and Thursday, July 7th, 2022, 10am - 4:30pm, plus an evening event on Wednesday, June 6th, 2022.
The Vermont Folklife Center’s work is guided by this central question: How can I/we understand experience from the point of view of the person or group to whom that experience belongs?
This 2-day, in person workshop will present the foundations of our particular skill set and approach, what we refer to as the “ethnographic toolkit.” Capturing the scope of everyday life through deep listening and description is a part of how ethnography builds context. These tools can be used by anyone looking to engage with a community or group of people to reach a deeper understanding about how we live and live together.
As a group, we will:
- Explore strategies for community-based learning and inquiry that center on collaborative and ethical engagement
- Learn from ethnographers who have adapted this framework in their projects
- Conduct mini-fieldwork trips and participant observation; write field notes from several ‘scales of attention’ (self, neighborhood, community)
- Gain basic experience with digital media making, with a critical lens on documentary work and the ethics of representation
This workshop will leave participants with a deeper understanding of the ethics of representation in all public work on Vermont community life and cultures. Space and time will be provided to work individually and as a cohort to apply the ethnographic toolkit within your own community projects, research, media-making endeavors, classroom plans, or areas of interest.
Tuition and Graduate Credit:
Course fees are on a sliding scale ranging between $275 - $525. There is the option to take this course for 1-graduate credit for an additional $125. Financial Aid is available (email [email protected] for more information)
No refunds after June 22, 2022. Written cancellation notice (email or snail mail) must be received by that date for a refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
Third Saturday of Each Month, Online. 9:30am-10:30am.
Take good care,
Sara Coffey, State Representative,
hosted by Turning Point
Fridays at Turning Point of Windham County Recovery Center (39 Elm Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 10am-11am.
Young children welcome!
Join other caregivers for connection and support of your own recovery journey or that of someone you love.
Taking Steps Brattleboro, a program of Brattleboro Area Hospice is offering Advance Care Planning Weekly Zoom Information Sessions on Wednesdays from 10am-11am.
If you are interested in attending the Zoom info session, or want more information about Advance Care Planning, please contact Ruth Nangeroni, Advance Care Planning Program Coordinator at 802-257-0775 ext 101 or [email protected].
Advance care planning ensures that your loved ones and health professionals know what you want in a medical emergency when you are unable to speak for yourself. It’s a process of creating a written health care plan(advance directive) that tells others what you would want if you couldn’t tell them yourself.
Advance Care Planning includes discussing choices about end-of-life (EOL) care with your medical provider, family and others. It involves choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Join us and learn more. Find out if adding a COVID-19 or Dementia provision would be beneficial to include or add to a previously completed Advance Directive.
Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with Advance Care Planning. BAH is 100% locally funded, and provides services free of charge. Services are available to anyone living in southeastern Vermont or bordering New Hampshire towns.
Advance Care Planning: It’s how people care for one another.
WeCAN Community Member Needs Assistance
Brenda Siegel, our dear friend and WeCAN community member, is recovering from surgery and in need of community support. You can use THIS LINK to access her meal train website where there are both food and light housework slots that need to be filled in the coming weeks. If you are able, please sign up! Check out the "Review All Instructions" yellow tab on Brenda's meal train homepage for more information on specific needs, allergies, and suggestions. Thank you!
Putney Foodshelf Needs Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to fill out the following teams as soon as this week:
Open Hours (Fridays 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30-11 a.m.)
VT Foodbank: pick up, unload, and restock (Fridays 7:45am-8:30 a.m.)
If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in volunteering, we'd love to hear about it!
Start by filling out this form and we'll be in touch. Volunteering can be a fun and gratifying way to connect to the community.
If you are already a Foodshelf volunteer and would like to sign up for one of these shifts, please let us know asap by signing up through our regular signup portal or emailing [email protected]. Thank you!
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RESOURCES
Endorse Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment
Have questions? Please contact Charlie Gliserman, Policy & Prop 5 Campaign Manager at [email protected] or (802) 338-6811.
The Reproductive Liberty Amendment, previously Prop 5, will be a ballot measure in Vermont's 2022 General Election. If passed, it would amend Vermont's constitution to protect every person's right to make their own reproductive decisions, like whether and when to become pregnant, use temporary or permanent birth control, or seek abortion care.
An endorsement is a public statement of support for the Reproductive Liberty Amendment, which may be featured on the Vermont for Reproductive Liberty website (reprolibertyvt.org) and its campaign communications.
An endorsement is a powerful way to show Vermont that you or your organization is proud to support the Reproductive Liberty Amendment. Join us in this campaign, powered by and for Vermonters, to protect reproductive freedom for all.
You can find the endorsement form HERE.
In Home Covid 19 Vaccines and Boosters
If you are homebound and not able to leave your home for medical services, you can get your COVID-19 vaccination and booster in your home.
- If you are in the service of a local home health agency, the agency will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.
- If you are not in the service of a home health agency, you may request an appointment by calling 802-863-7240 (toll-free 833-722-0860) Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Covid 19 Pop-Up Testing and Vaccinations
Testing and vaccinations are available for all.
If you need testing or a vaccine, there are a variety of options available to you: your primary care provider, pop-up sites and pharmacies. The Test Site Finder below can help you find other testing near you.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT POP-UP TESTING LOCATIONS
Here are the steps to set up a testing appointment at a pop-up testing site:
- Register to get an account
- Receive an email with your patient ID and use that to confirm your account (check your spam folder if you don't see the email)
- Log in with your patient ID
- Set up an appointment
The Village Closet
on the Wintson Prouty Campus (60 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT, 05301), in Croker Hall.
Open Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-12pm, or
by appointment. For more information, please email [email protected].
Your source for free baby, children, and pregnancy clothing/items. Donations of gently used items accepted. We are collecting new and "like new" children's coats and winter gear for our Kids in Coats partnership with United Way of Windham County. If you have items to donate, please stop by today if you are able!
On Wednesdays, Everyone Eats will be distributing free dinners on campus from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
FREE HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD IN WINDHAM COUNTY
Brigid’s Kitchen, St. Michael’s Church, 47 Walnut Street, Brattleboro 802-254-6800 or 802-558-6072
Grab-and-go lunches and fruit/nuts on Mon, Weds, Thus, and Sat, 11:30am-12:20pm.
Loaves and Fishes, Centre Congregational Church 193 Main Street, Brattleboro (802) 254-4730
Grab-and-go lunches on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12pm.
VT Foodbank and Veggie Van Go will be at Brattleboro Union High School (Fairground Ave, Brattleboro, VT, 05301), in the parking lot, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, from 10am-11am. Drive up, touchless pickup. Walkers welcome, too. Call VT 211 for more information.
Foodworks, the food shelf program of the Groundworks Collaborative https://groundworksvt.org (802) 490-2412, [email protected]
Foodworks has open hours for curbside pickup on Mondays 11am-4pm, Wednesdays 1pm-6pm, Fridays 12pm-4pm, last Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm. Deliveries are available onTuesdays across Windham county. Please email [email protected] or call 802-490-2412 with any questions!
Households in need of food are asked to call or email to coordinate delivery. There is an urgent need for volunteers, and Foodworks has set up protocols to keep staff, volunteers, and clients as safe as possible. Please email us at [email protected] if you are able to help.
Marlboro Community Food Share
hosted by the Marlboro Community Center
Wednesday 10am-2pm; Thursday 10am-5pm; Friday 10am-12pm; Saturday 10am-12pm at the Marlboro Community Center (524 South Road, Marlboro, VT, 05344).
The Marlboro Community Center invites you to fill a bag with non-perishable grocery items. Food is set up in the main space and is available during our open hours. Eggs and produce on Thursdays as available. No registration or eligibility required. Deliveries can be made through Marlboro Cares for those needing assistance. Please call Marlboro Cares at 258-3030 in advance to arrange a delivery.
To donate food:
Leave non-perishable food in the donation box at the Marlboro Post Office. It will be collected on a weekly-basis. (Please note that this box previously supplied the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry, which is now distributing food exclusively from VT Food Pantry)
Gardeners and farmers are welcome to donate produce. Wear masks and wash hands when harvesting and handling food. Fresh produce can be dropped off at the Community Center on Thursday between 1pm and 4pm. (Any leftover produce will be taken to FoodWorks the following morning)
Guilford Food Pantry
Every Thursday at the Guilford Fairgrounds. 5pm-6pm.
We know that supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. That is why we are stocking our shelves for our neighbors. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families.
Putney Foodshelf Weekly Open Hours
Fridays at Christian Square, Putney, VT, 05346. 1:30pm-3:30pm.
Saturdays at Christian Square, Putney, VT, 05346. 9am-10:30am. (NEW HOURS!)
We also have a food drop at the Putney Meadows parking lot every 4th Thursday, from 9am-9:45am.
Message us on our FB page HERE, call 802.387.8551, or email [email protected] with questions. www.putneyfoodshelf.org
Curbside Open Hours. All are welcome - we just ask you to provide your town of residence and number in household for our data tracking purposes.
Stay in your car, please. Volunteers will take your order and bring out boxes of food, including nonperishable items, fresh produce, paper goods, meat, and dairy products.
Everyone Eats continues, including grab-and-go meals at these times and locations:
There is no longer an Everyone Eats distribution at Turning Point on Sundays, as Edible Brattleboro is dormant in the winter.
The meals at Retreat Farm are stocked in their farm stand for pick up anytime, first come first serve. We are planning to stock on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Folks receiving services through Foodworks, Loaves and Fishes, and the Brattleboro Community Justice Center can obtain free meals through those organizations.
You can also order Everyone Eats! meals directly from participating restaurants using the Localvore App.
Our Place Drop-In Center at 4 Island Street, Bellows Falls, VT, 05101. Call us at 802-463-2217 for assistance. Email at [email protected]. Please wear a mask to keep our employees and yourself safe.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Our Place Drop-In Center operates a food pantry and meal site where they serve breakfast with to-go meals that are ready for pickup by 9am. Lunch is ready by 11:30am.
Everyone is welcome to stop by to get a meal. At this time we are allowing only employees in the building.
ADDITIONAL COVID 19 RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND AT THEIR PERMANENT HOME ON OUR WEBSITE, HERE: https://www.wecantogether.net/covid19_resources
RESOURCE FOR WeCAN
Rapid Response Text Alert System
When WeCAN began, Song & Solidarity set up a Rapid Response Text Alert System for WeCAN Groups. Directions for signing up are on WeCAN's website, here: https://www.wecantogether.net/rapid_response. We are grateful to Song and Solidarity for providing this service.
ONGOING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Sundays at 1pm on Brattleboro Community Radio 107.7FM. To stream live, visit: www.wvew.org
Indigo Radio, deepening understanding and making connections! IndigoRadio is a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. We will be talking about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indigoradiowvew/. For archive recordings of past shows: https://soundcloud.com/user-654648353.
On this beautiful Spring weekend that encompasses Ramadan, Easter, Passover, and a Full Moon, we wish you peace, dear WeCANners. Thank you for showing up for your community. Thank you for caring. Thank you for all that you do.
Your Friendly WeCAN Editors,
Joanna and Sam