Free and Low-Cost Meals

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

Trinity Evangelical Free Church
44 Main St.
Windsor, VT 05089

Last three full weeks of the month:

Tue & Thur: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Wednesday: 10:30 to noon

Food shelf

Windsor schools Backpack Program for Kids

Summer Picnic Series

Brad Willey

Nan Kilmer

Ascutney Union Church
Food Cupboard 5243 Rt. 5
Ascutney, VT 05030
Saturday: 9:00 to 10:00 am Food shelf

Steven Hier

1879 Schoolhouse
1862 Rt. 106
Perkinsville, VT 05151
Thursday: 2:00 to 3:00 pm Food shelf Gloria Ballantine
(802) 263-5233
Hartland 4 Corners
UU Church
8 Brownsville Rd.
Hartland, VT 05048
Friday: 8:00 to 10:00 am

Food shelf

Home deliveries if requested

Hartland Elementary on weekend Backpack Program for Kids

Judy Howland

Carmen Summarsell
(802) 436-2300

Reading-W. Windsor
Stone School
3456 Tyson Rd.
Reading, VT 05035

Monday: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Food shelf

Free clothing room on Thursdays

Brooke Herter James

Other sources of free and low-cost meals

Rachel's Kitchen logo

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
(802) 674-3443

VeggieVanGo logo

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.

Seniors at a community meal

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
American Legion emblem

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.

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American Legion Hall
4 Court St.
Windsor, VT


SEVCA logo

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