Deerfield Valley Food Pantry

P.O. Box 1743, Wilmington, VT  05363

Deerfield Valley Food Pantry Regular June distribution dates will be on:   Thursday 6/17 from 1-3 PM, and Saturday 6/19 from 9-11 AM.  We will be serving our customers via “curbside” again this month – meaning our customers should drive up to the food pantry and wait in their cars.  One of our volunteers will check the customers in, and another volunteer will load groceries into the vehicle.  Please help us practice “social distancing” by staying in your cars.  Thank you!

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THE DEERFIELD VALLEY FOOD PANTRY serves people of the Deerfield Valley who live in Dover, East Dover, Halifax, Jacksonville, Marlboro, Readsboro, Searsburg, Whitingham, and Wilmington.

If you are in need of food, CALL 802-464-0148 for information or help.

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EVERYONE EATS DEERFIELD VALLEY Meal Distribution – notice on 1-26-21 Everyone Eats meals will be offered again and for the next several weeks. (we hope longer!)

Area restaurants are working to provide nutritious prepared meals for Vermonters in need of food assistance!  The program is also a way to provide a source of income for these businesses who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, while also providing Vermont farmers and food producers an opportunity to increase sales – 10% of the ingredients are purchased from Vermont producers.     

Meals for anyone in our community who is in need of a prepared meal. The program supports our local restaurants, who are here to support the community in turn! THURSDAY 11am-12pm at Saint Mary’s in the Mountains, 13 E. Main Street (go to the lower rear door, near the parking lot. Meals are first come, first served, and you may pick up for other families/family members. (limit 2 meals per person you are picking up for).                              

If you would like information about other opportunities to pick up meals or have them delivered if you are unable to leave the house, contact Becky Stockhaus-Arbella at Shires Housing: (774) 402-0079 or [email protected]; or for Wilmington deliveries, Meg Staloff at Wilmington Works (802)380-9417.

“Vermont Everyone Eats is funded by the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and made possible through a grant provided by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA).”

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VEGGIE VAN GO –

TVHS in Whitingham

Monday, June 28, 2021 9:30AM-10:30AM

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USDA FARMERS TO FAMILIES food boxes will continue to be available at daily food distributions throughout the state through May.

Thanks to generous community and Federal support, the Vermont Foodbank is able to extend the Farmers to Families Food Box program through May.

In partnership with the Abbey Group, the State of Vermont, and Global Trading Enterprises USDA Farmers to Families food boxes will continue to be available at daily food distributions throughout the state through May.

New distribution dates and locations will be posted the last week of April–please continue to check back if you do not see the location or date you are looking for.

Distributions are drive-through events at which you will be directed to pull up to a specific location and food items will be loaded into your vehicle. All food will be distributed while supplies last.

To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations will be required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 802-476-0316 for assistance.

New distribution dates and locations will be posted regularly –please continue to check back if you do not see the location or date you are looking for. May dates will be posted soon.

Each reservation will receive 1 box with about 30 lbs of food, including fresh produce, dairy products, and meat.

You are welcome to pick up food for other families who are not able to make it to the pickup site, just be sure to make a separate reservation for each household you would like to pick up for.  Each reservation is for one box of food.

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FULL PLATES VT

The Vermont Foodbank is pleased to announce the start of a new food box program called Full Plates VT. Full Plates VT sources food through the USDA’s The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to distribute fresh and shelf-stable food boxes at drive-through events across all fourteen counties in Vermont. This program requires households to certify they make at or below 300% the federal poverty level:

# of Persons in Household Maximum Monthly Income
1 $3,220
2 $4,355
3 $5,490
4 $6,625
5 $7,760
6 $8,895
7 $10,030
8 $11,165
Add $378.33 for each person in household over 8 persons

Due to the income requirement, each household must register for their own food box. If you aren’t able to attend the distribution in person, you can identify a proxy individual/organization to pick-up your food box. To sign-up, visit vtfoodbank.org/gethelp  or call the program hotline at 833-670-2254 a Vermont Foodbank employee will return your call within 48 hours.

This program is currently scheduled to run from June – September, dates will be added to the registration site in mid-May. Please continue to check back on the website, we’ll continue to add new dates to the schedule throughout the duration of the program.

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The mission of the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry is to see that no one in the area goes needlessly hungry, or lacks the basics for personal care. We provide, as well as our resources permit, food and other items to all those who ask for assistance.

We do not turn anyone away.

apply-for-helpThe DVFP is a member of the Vermont Foodbank. If you need help or want to volunteer or donate, you may leave a message on the Food Pantry’s voicemail at (802)464-0148 or contact any area pastor.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently NOT accepting non-perishable food donations.

HOWEVER…

Monetary donations are gratefully accepted, and may be made via PAYPAL by clicking the DONATE button above,

OR mailed to:

DVFP, Inc. P.O. Box 1743, Wilmington, VT  05363

Thank you.


The DVFP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is tax deductible.
We rely on donations of food items, the financial support of local churches, towns, organizations and individuals, plus an annual membership drive to make sure our shelves are never empty.

We serve Dover, Halifax, Jacksonville, Marlboro, Readsboro, Searsburg, Whitingham, and Wilmington.

The Deerfield Valley Food Pantry has a new sign!  The sign has a removable bottom section that will be hung up the week of distribution, and removed after Saturday’s distribution is complete.

Food Distributions and Events

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Additional Food Resource-Temporary Emergency Dover Food Shelf 

  • June 8, 2021 at 9:30 – 10:30AM @ Butterfield Commons