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COVID-19 Support

A collection of resources aimed at providing support for businesses and organizations in the food system during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Support Webinar - What You Need to Know About 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.


COVID-19 Support Feeding Chittenden

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.

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COVID-19 Support Hunger Free Vermont

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.


COVID-19 Support Vermonters Feeding Vermonters

With distribution channels impacted, consider donating to the VT Food Bank’s Vermonters Feeding Vermonters program.


COVID-19 Support Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program

The Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program (VTAMP) provides free mediation services to the agricultural community to help resolve disputes before they end up in court.


COVID-19 Support Farm First - Vermonters Helping Vermonters

Resources, support and counseling to help farmers resolve issues that cause stress. Any farm owner and their family members have automatic and immediate access to confidential help with any personal or work-related issue.


COVID-19 Support Covid-19 Resources for Growers

A list of resources for Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers. Updates ongoing.


COVID-19 Support Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) Viability Program

VHCB Viability Program staff is operating remotely and is carrying out normal programming, including business advising services and grant programs.


COVID-19 Support American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund

AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.