Foodworks—our food shelf program at 141 Canal Street in Brattleboro—has shifted operations back to pre-COVID hours of operation. The program is open to anyone with any level of need in the greater Brattleboro area.
People wishing to pick up a free two-week supply of groceries can drive or walk up to Foodworks’ location and choose from items on a grocery list; at which point a volunteer will pack the order and bring it out to the vehicle.
Foodworks’ hours of operation for curbside pickup are Mondays 11am-4pm, Wednesdays 1pm-6pm, Fridays 12pm-4pm, and the last Saturday of each month from 9am-noon. Tuesdays are reserved for deliveries for anyone who cannot make it to the program during open hours.
Previously, appointments were required for curbside pick up and deliveries were made four days per week.
“By removing the need for appointments and introducing a grocery list, we can offer more choice and flexibility while greatly reducing the logistical work of navigating dietary needs and scheduling over the phone,” reports Christine Colascione, Coordinator of Foodworks.
Since the start of the pandemic, Foodworks has delivered—or prepared for curbside pick-up—nearly 4,000 two-week supplies of food to over 3,000 people with help from a crew of dedicated volunteers. Foodworks continues to supply supplemental food and supplies to community members sheltering in Brattleboro motels.
Foodworks continues to have a need for volunteers working together with program staff to get food into the hands of local households who need it.
Anyone with questions about volunteering or food access, including anyone who needs to schedule a delivery, can contact Foodworks at Foodworks@GroundworksVT.org or 802-490-2412.
Groundworks is incurring a number of additional costs associated with efforts to keep our community safe. If you would like to make a monetary donation to support our efforts, please click the Donate link or mail a check (payable to Groundworks Collaborative) to:
PO Box 370
Brattleboro, VT 05302