A collection of resources aimed at providing support for businesses and organizations in the food system during COVID-19.
In collaboration with Alexandra Jakab from the Vermont Specialty Food Association and Brady O'Brien from the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association, the University of Vermont Extension recorded the free webinar What You Need to Know About COVID-19. In this webinar, they present some basic information about the virus (SARS-CoV-2), the disease (COVID-19), and we respond to some of the questions we have received about COVID-19 in the context of the daily activities of food manufacturer/food handlers. We also provide some online resources.
Feeding Chittenden is committed to providing food assistance and resources to the nearly 12,000 people they serve annually and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They have made changes to meal and grocery distribution in order to reduce contact and ensure the implementation of infection control and prevention procedures. Feeding Chittenden’s goal is to maintain the health and safety of recipients, volunteers, partners, and staff.
Hunger Free Vermont is working diligently to ensure all Vermonters have access to the resources they need to stay healthy and nourished during this challenging time. We are preparing informational materials, collaborating with our state agencies and Vermont’s congressional delegation, and connecting with communities across Vermont to make certain we’re all prepared to mitigate the impacts of coronavirus on the food security of Vermonters, particularly older adults, working Vermonters who may lose hours and paychecks, those without access to paid leave, and families and students who will be disproportionately impacted by school closings.
A list of resources for Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers. Updates ongoing.
VHCB Viability Program staff is operating remotely and is carrying out normal programming, including business advising services and grant programs.