The following resources provide free and low-cost meals.
Local food shelves
Search for information about community meals and shelter programs throughout Vermont on the Vermont Foodbank website.
|Food shelf||Hours||Programs offered||Contact|
Last three full weeks of the month:
Tue & Thur: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Wednesday: 10:30 to noon
Windsor schools Backpack Program for Kids
Summer Picnic Series
Ascutney Union Church
Food Cupboard 5243 Rt. 5
Ascutney, VT 05030
|Saturday: 9:00 to 10:00 am||Food shelf||
1862 Rt. 106
Perkinsville, VT 05151
|Thursday: 2:00 to 3:00 pm||Food shelf||Gloria Ballantine
|Hartland 4 Corners
8 Brownsville Rd.
Hartland, VT 05048
|Friday: 8:00 to 10:00 am||
Home deliveries if requested
Hartland Elementary on weekend Backpack Program for Kids
3456 Tyson Rd.
Reading, VT 05035
Monday: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Free clothing room on Thursdays
|Brooke Herter James
Other sources of free and low-cost meals
Rachel’s Kitchen - provides free breakfast to the community in the basement of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church. Breakfasts are served every Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 am. For more information, call .
165 Main St., Windsor, VT
VeggieVanGo™ - a mobile nutrition program of the Vermont Foodbank that provides FREE fresh produce for people facing hunger. VeggieVanGo is at Mt. Ascutney Hospital on the second Tuesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00 am! Everyone is welcome.
Senior Community Meals (suggested donation is $3 to $4) - Reservations can be made by calling Volunteers in Action at (802) 674-5971.
- Second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm, Hartland Recreation Center, 19 VT-12, Hartland, VT
- Third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm, ExitAte Restaurant, Ascutney, 202 Route 132, Ascutney, VT
- Fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Boardroom, Windsor, VT
Windsor Community Dinners - offered each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the American Legion Hall from September through June. A large variety of food and community spirit is provided. Cost is a voluntary donation.
American Legion Hall
4 Court St.
SEVCA Family Services / Crisis Intervention - provides crisis resolution services for housing, fuel, clothing and food; homelessness prevention; housing stabilization; food stamp outreach; budget counseling; information and referral; and case management services.
Main office: (802) 722-4575
Toll free: Toll Free: (800) 464-9951