Help neighbors in needFriends,

The COVID-19 crisis has brought widespread hunger to Vermont. If you’ve read the recent news reports of millions of pounds of food being distributed to our neighbors, you are surely asking yourself: how can I help? Starting today (May 16) I am suspending all campaign fundraising through June 30, when many organizations will be raising funds for their annual operations. I ask all of my supporters to please donate to your local food shelf. I am pledging $1,000 of funds for local charities. Together we can sustain our communities through this difficult time.

This decision comes after watching recent efforts by Vermont food charities to distribute meals to Vermonters in need. As VTDigger reported on May 16, 2020: “Demand at previous meal distribution sites across the state has been high. The first two events, in late April, drew so many people in need that the three following events were postponed while organizers replenished supplies.” On May 8, the Vermont Foodbank distributed thousands of MREs in Chittenden County. These are our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family members. 

I am committed to running a strong campaign for State Senate because I believe I have the lived experience, creativity, and values to solve problems and help Vermonters. But I cannot, and will not, accept contributions at a time when so much is at stake.

Below is a listing of area organizations who distribute food to those in need. Please email [email protected] if you have other organizations you’d like to add to the list.

Let’s do this together.

Aunt Dot’s Place

51 Center RoadEssex , VT 05452802-857-8208

Burlington Salvation Army

64 Main Street Burlington, VT 05402-5120 United States 802-864-6991 x105

Colchester Comm. Food Shelf

245 Main Street Colchester, VT 05439 United States 802-879-2444

COTS Daystation

95 North Avenue Burlington, VT 05402 United States 802-864-7402

Feeding Chittenden

228 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 04501United States 802-658-7939

Heavenly Food Pantry

39 Main StreetEssex Junction, VT 05452 United States 802-878-5745

Shelburne Food Shelf Inc.

5420 Shelburne RdShelburne, VT 05482United States 802-662-3313

South Burlington Food Shelf

356 Dorset StreetSouth Burlington, VT 05403 United States 802-858-5267

Spectrum Youth and Family Services

177 Pearl StreetBurlington, VT 05401 United States 802-864-7423

Williston Community Food Shelf

300 Cornerstone Drive #115Williston, VT 05495 United States802-735-6303