|The Vermont Foodbank and Vermont National Guard will distribute food to those in need at 5 different locations in Vermont starting Wednesday, April 22.|
The National Guard will set up and operate Points of Distribution (PODS) at state airports in Swanton, North Clarendon, Newport, Bennington and North Springfield on separate days during a 2 week period. Those in need of food can go to these locations on the appointed days and receive a seven-day supply of Meals-Ready-to Eat (MRE) for each member of their household.
Those who are ill, have been advised to quarantine or lack transportation can send a friend or relative to pick up meals for them. Those picking up food can go to the location nearest them, open their trunk and the appropriate amount of food will be loaded by members of the Guard.
Dates and locations (9am-6pm) each day
Wednesday April 22–Franklin County Airport (Highgate/Swanton)
Friday April 24– Rutland Southern VT Regional Airport (Clarendon)
Monday April 27–Hartness State Airport (Weathersfield/Springfield)
Tuesday April 28–William H Morse State Airport (Bennington)
Wednesday April 29–Northeast Kingdom International Airport (Coventry/Newport.
The need for supplemental distribution is being assessed on a week-by-week basis. Supply chains are strong to food shelves and Vermont grocery stores are not experiencing shortages in most food items.
For details, visit the Vermont Food Bank at https://www.vtfoodbank.org
Supplemental Food Available at Some Local Airports
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