Weekly Email Update 5.30.22

Weekly Email Update 5.30.22

"Schools are scared to death/ The truth us, one education/ under desks,/ Stooped low from bullets;/ That plunge when we ask/ Where our children/ Shall live/ & how/ & if.
It takes a monster to kill children./ But to watch monsters kill children again/ and again and do nothing/ isn’t just insanity—it’s/ inhumanity. The truth is, one nation under guns.
What might we be if we only tried./ What might we become if only we’d listen."

Untitled, by Amanda Gorman
American poet and activist. National Youth Poet Laureate. 

     Merry greetings and platitudes seem woefully insufficient this week, beloved WeCAN Community. Nevertheless, here we are. We, this beautiful community, who are prepared to give of ourselves in the hope of creating something better than what we have. We gather together, we organize, and we dare to forge a world where all are safe from harm and all voices are heard, equally. Our efforts are needed now more than ever, so let's get right to it. 
     For inspiration and comfort this week, we turn to poet and activist Amanda Gorman* and her response to the latest school shooting in Texas:


* Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015.
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From Everytown for Gun Safety:
Turn your outrage into action. Here are some actions you can take NOW to protect our communities from gun violence and hold lawmakers and the gun industry accountable after Uvalde, Buffalo, and continuing daily gun violence.
Looking to get involved at the local level? Gunsense VT is eager for you to volunteer. Sign up here: https://www.gunsensevt.org/get_involved and help advocate for common sense gun laws that will save lives. 


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Lean Left VT Action of the Week

Volunteer in New Hampshire
Like to take walks? Walking through New Hampshire to talk to voters is starting in June! Our approach will be to use "deep canvassing" techniques to listen to voters' concerns and help hone the issue message for the campaign and begin to measure candidate support. If you haven't taken the "deep canvassing" training from Swing Blue Alliance, we urge you to sign up here

  • Let us know if you're interested in canvassing. Our first canvassing opportunity is in Keene in June, but we will be adding more towns as campaign offices open up on the western side of the state. By filling out this form we’ll know if you interested in Keene and future notices about specific canvassing opportunties.  Fill out this form!

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
MONDAY, MAY 30th, 2022-SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 2022

Brattleboro Common Sense Grant Review Information Session
Monday, May 30th, 2022, Online. 6pm.
You can access the Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81184651841. For more information, please contact Brattleboro Common Sense at [email protected] or go to Brmse.org.
Brattleboro Common Sense (BCS) announces small grant review that will encompass such topics as Climate, Racial Justice, and Democracy and Election Reform.
Offer your grant proposal for preliminary review by BCS and maybe a few  others in the Brattleboro activist community. A professionally prepared grant proposal is not required, just your idea and proposal in some written form as a starting point. Individuals will qualify for these grants. Incorporation as 502c3 is not required. Special encouragement is offered to  your friends who are looking for a way to become involved in the great cause of their calling. Funds up to $3000 will be issued in advance upon approval of grants. Proposals must align with BCS’ work and mission of social justice, but we will probably not offer funding for new support groups or discussion groups. Proposals may assist or advance some aspect of specific projects that we have funded or are currently funding, listed below, but can certainly address other issues.   

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Poor People’s Campaign: Meeting for Spiritual, Religious, and Faith Community Leaders
hosted by the Vermont Poor People’s Campaign
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, Online. 7pm-8pm.
Please RSVP to: [email protected]
Zoom Video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4990270168...
Phone: +16465588656,,4990270168#
Passcode: 586133 
Meeting ID: 499 027 0168
The Vermont Poor Peoples Campaign is mobilizing towards our Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18th and want YOU to join us, whether in-person or virtually! On June 18 we march together across all lines of division.
It is a declaration of an ongoing, committed moral movement to 1) Shift the moral narrative; 2) Build power; and 3) Make real policies to fully address poverty and low wealth from the bottom up.
We invite you to join us for a meeting of spiritual, religious, and faith leaders to discuss The Poor Peoples Campaign In Vermont leading up to the 18th and beyond.

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Guilford Cares Food Pantry
Thursday, June 2nd, 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.

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A Silent Vigil of Loving Kindness 
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 at Wells Fountain (298-250 VT-30, Brattleboro, VT 05301). 4:30pm-5:30pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning Monday, June 13th, 2022, the Loving Kindness Vigil will be held on every other Monday, 4:30pm-5:30pm, at Wells Fountain, Brattleboro. 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, 4:30pm-5:30pm, at 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.

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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.

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Plant and Seed Swap and Giveaway
hosted by Edible Brattleboro 
Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at the Edible Brattleboro Greenhouse at the Retreat Farm (45 Farmhouse Road, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. The Greenhouse is located on Route 30, adjacent to the West River). 10am-2pm (or until we run out).
Pease park in the parking lot across the road and walk through the tunnel to cross. Free. No registration is necessary.
It's not too late to plant a garden. Oftentimes we purchase a six-pack of starts and only have space for 2 plants. Bring your extras to our plant and seed swap or come empty-handed and go home with whatever you need. We'll accept your extra seeds as well!

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Farm to Fork Tool Cottage Launch at Brooks Memorial Library
hosted by Edible Brattleboro
Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at the The Red Cottage (located in the parking lot between Brooks Memorial Library and Municipal Building, 230 Main St, Brattleboro VT, 05301). 10am-12pm.
Free.
Do you want to start gardening but don't have any garden tools... yet? Or have you wanted to try out an immersion blender to see if you should add it to your wish list? Kitchen and garden tools will soon be available at the library, thanks to a grant from the Vermont Foodbank. All you need is a library card. Celebrate the launch of the new Farm to Fork Kitchen and Garden Tool Library! Activities to be announced.

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Pride Family Potluck
hosted by Out in the Open
Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Living Memorial Park (61 Guilford Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301), at the Kiwanis Shelter. 11am-1pm.
Questions? Email [email protected] or go to www.weareoutintheopen.org. All ages welcome.
Save the date for the return of our Pride Family Potluck! 
Any amount or configuration of LGBTQ+ people are/is a family! People of all ages are welcome. There are many people who come with kids and many who do not. 
Please bring a dish to share if you are able. We’ll provide fruit, chips, franks (both meat and non), buns, soft drinks, plates, napkins, cutlery, and cups! 
This gathering will be 100% outside. Folks are welcome to wear masks anywhere and everywhere and to distance as you'd like. There is a lot of space in the field adjacent to the Kiwanis Shelter to spread out as well. If you have COVID or are not feeling well, please stay home.
Let us know if you have questions!

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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. 
Please, no early birds. 
Questions? Call 1-800-585-2265 or email [email protected] 
Veggie Van Go is a program through the Vermont Foodbank that gives out free produce and local food for people to take home.
ATTENTION: Starting in May, the VT Foodbank asks that participants arrive at the Brattleboro Union High School no earlier than 9:45am. Cars that arrive early will be turned away until the start of the event. 
June 6th, 2022
June 20th, 2022 (Juneteenth Observed)
Week of July 4th, 2022 TBA
July 18th, 2022

Important information:

  • 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.

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Poor People's Campaign Moral Assembly and March on Washington DC-Buses from VT
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 in Washington D.C. 10am.
For more information about the Poor People’s Campaign in Vermont or to connect about carpooling or reserving a bus seat, contact Eliza: [email protected]. If you want to connect with transportation, please fill in this travel survey and someone will get back to you.
Join the Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington!
The Vermont Poor People’s Campaign is organizing buses and carpools to Washington. If you want to connect with transportation, please fill in this travel survey and someone will get back to you.
This will be a generationally transformative and disruptive gathering of poor and low-wealth people, state leaders, faith communities, moral allies, unions and partnering organizations.
Drawing on the history of moral fusion movements, the Poor People’s Campaign is bringing together the nation’s 140 million poor and low-income people across race, ability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, region, and issue. Alongside faith leaders, organized labor, advocates, activists and other people of conscience, the Poor People’s Campaign seeks to address these injustices and revive the heart and soul of our democracy, with an agenda rooted in the needs and priorities of the 140 million, as well as our deepest Constitutional and moral values.

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Nader Hashim’s State Senate Campaign Kickoff Featuring The Stockwell Brothers
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at The Stone Church (210 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 12pm-3pm.
There will be snacks, ADA accessibility, and an ASL interpreter. Remarks will begin at 2pm, with an introduction from Rep. Sara Coffey.
Bring your questions, thoughts, and maybe even your dancing shoes!
Come join candidate for state senate Nader Hashim, and The Stockwell Brothers, for a free concert and meet-and-greet! This event is scheduled to happen on Saturday, June 18th, from 12:00-3:00pm at The Stone Church.
Nader Hashim, a previously elected democratic state representative, is hoping to meet folks in Brattleboro and surrounding communities to hear about their concerns and questions regarding state government. During his previous term, Nader was a strong advocate for raising the minimum wage, paid family leave, the global warming solutions act, criminal justice reform, and protecting reproductive healthcare.
Additionally, The Stockwell Brothers, an Americana bluegrass/newgrass band from Putney, will be playing!

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Gunsense Vermont First Annual Leadership and Courage Awards
Monday, June 20th, 2022, Online. 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Tickets start at $25 per individual. For more information please contact Conor Casey · [email protected] · 802-227-7213.
Please join us in honoring Ann Braden, GunSense Founder (and WeCAN Founding Member!), in our first annual Leadership and Courage Awards. We will be joined by David Hogg, Co-Founder of March For Our Lives and other inspiring speakers. 
Once tickets are purchased, a Zoom link will be sent to your email prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you!

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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-lifefor more information.
Schedule:
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)
Cancellation Policy:
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.

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New Community Food Initiative

Have You Heard of Farm Stand Together?
Find more info and apply here: https://www.farmstandtogethervt.org/
Delicious Food on your Terms in your Community! From their site: 
"We believe that everyone should have access to the delicious foods Vermont farmers are growing and making. 
The Farm Stand Together mutual food aid program will be providing gift cards for use at a small selection of farm stands across Vermont. The program is in trial and access in this first round will be limited. 
Gift cards will work like regular credit cards at participating farm stands, and can be used to purchase any items at the stand. They can be spent all at once or over time."
Buy what you want and need – there are no strings attached to your gift card. Shop at the location that's most accessible to you.
Use your Farm Stand Together gift card to reduce the cost of buying local food.
Buy food grown and produced thoughtfully to provide nutritious – and delicious – food.
Keep Vermont money in the Vermont community. Shop for your groceries from farmers and producers in your own area.

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ONGOING EVENTS

Coffee with Coffey Hours Online
Third Saturday of Each Month, through the end of May, Online. 9:30am-10:30am. Rep Coffey will be taking a break from June-August and will resume Coffey Hours in September. Updating hours will be posted when they are available. Thank you!
The 2022 legislative session kicks off on January 4th and will convene through mid-May. Communication with my constituents is a high priority for me. I want you to know what I'm working on and I want to hear from you. A great way to stay in touch is by joining me at one of my monthly coffee hours. I will be holding coffee hours on the third Saturday of the month from 9:30-10:30AM.
Also, if you would like to receive my newsletters or have questions about the legislation we passed in 2021 or to talk about your priorities for 2022 please email me at: [email protected] 
Your feedback is critical to my legislative work, so please do not hesitate to reach out anytime. 

Take good care,
Sara Coffey, State Representative, 
Windham-1/Guilford & Vernon
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Recovery Families
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.

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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 ruth.nan[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.

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Volunteer Opportunity

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!

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RESOURCES

Soup for Change: Sign Up for Your Southern VT Sister District Soupscription Today!
Editor's Note: I am a Sister District Chef and was the Soup Recipe Coordinator for the past year. This program is AMAZING and the soups are delicious, vegan, and made with hope and love. If you are able, please considering signing up for a subscription for your own household, to gift to a friend, or to donate to neighbors who need it via the Putney Food Shelf or Brattleboro Groundworks/Foodworks. 

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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.

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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.

www.healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine

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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

Register for Pop-Up Testing Here

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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.

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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:
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am-4pm
Thursday: 8:30am-1pm
Friday: 8:30am-4pm
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.

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ADDITIONAL COVID 19 RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND AT THEIR PERMANENT HOME ON OUR WEBSITE, HERE: https://www.wecantogether.net/covid19_resources

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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.

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ONGOING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING 

Indigo Radio
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

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Windham county is now in an elevated Covid area, per the CDC. Please continue to mask, keep distances, and test if you do not feel well. Multiple Covid variant are active in our state. Please use precautions and consider those around you that may not have a strong immune system when deciding to mask. 

Your Friendly WeCAN Editor,

Joanna 

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