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Skinny Pancake Launches ShiftMeals

April 7, 2020

To help build stability across our food system, VFN member Skinny Pancake, in partnership with Intervale Center, Vermont Community Foundation, and High Meadows Fund, has launched a program called ShiftMeals

Here's some information about ShiftMeals from the folks at Skinny Pancake:

With thousands losing jobs across Vermont and state food shelves inundated with people to feed, ShiftMeals provides nourishing meals for those in need. ShiftMeals will serve anyone and everyone who needs a meal: laid-off restaurant workers, musicians, artists, gig workers, farmers, anyone affected by this crisis. 

COVID-19 is challenging for all of us. We are all grateful to be weathering this storm with an amazing community, strengthened by our close relationships with local farmers, food producers, cooks, servers, and community members. As long as possible, ShiftMeals is here to weave our community of farmers and eaters together.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Request a ShiftMeal for yourself. Is COVID-19 impacting your ability to get enough food? We have nourishing, local food for you. We’re offering pick-ups in Burlington, Montpelier, and Waterbury with plans to expand across the state. Click on the location of your choice to learn more and request your free meal.

  2. Share. Do you know someone in need of a meal or who can help our efforts? Please let them know about ShiftMeals! Share this webpage or on social channels using #ShiftMeals.

  3. Partner. Reach out if you have a restaurant or community meal site and you're interested in setting up a ShiftMeal delivery for your community. We're serious about working together across the state - we're all in this together.

  4. Provide food for ShiftMeals. Calling farmers and food producers: You’re the foundation of our communities. Thank you! E-mail to make product donations or nominate yourself to be a supplier. We are especially looking for farmers who are experiencing damaging losses due to COVID-19.

  5. Donate. Looking to support community food security? Donate to ShiftMeals! For individual donations, please give directly to our GoFundMe. For larger corporate and philanthropic donations, please email Donations are tax-deductible.

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