(Updated Spring 2020)
EWSD Food Service: https://www.ewsd.org/domain/172
Hunger Free VT
https://www.hungerfreevt.org/news/coronavirus General, up to date information on various area programs related to food access.
- Supplies a week's worth of groceries and personal care items, including diapers, to local families
- Offers homebound delivery if there are transportation issues
- Food Shelf M-F 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Aunt Dot’s Place: Food, personal care items, and pet items
51 Center Road, Essex (door and parking are in back of building)
Hours of operation:
- Tuesdays 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
- Thursdays 9 am– 11am
- Saturdays 9 am – 11 am
Heavenly Food Pantry:
- 2nd Monday (5:30 pm-7:30pm
- 4th Thursday (2-6pm)
Mark BBQ/Heart and Soul:
802-495-1480 or 802-662-4381. Leave a voicemail if in need of a meal.
Pick up on Wednesdays, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
State Guidelines and Essential Employee List:
State request application for emergency childcare for essential employees: https://webportalapp.com/webform/essentialworkers
First Call: Crisis intervention and assessment
Crisis Text Line: Free support 24/7 for any type of crisis
- Text VT to 741741, a live trained crisis counselor receives text and responds quickly
Green Mountain Power
https://greenmountainpower.com/covid-19/ (Green Mountain power will not suspend service for inability to pay bill due to financial hardship)
Comcast- Internet Hot spots, increase in Data/ waive
Internet access: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.
Other Community Based Services:
Dial 211 to access by phone
The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community group, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. Vermonters can call or access their website to find information and assistance.
This is the department that administers state benefits. Applications can be completed online or by phone. Benefits include: 3SquaresVT (food stamps), fuel assistance, and emergency assistance. If your financial situation is impacted by COVID-19, consider accessing this resource to see if you may become eligible for state benefits.
VT Department of Labor:
The Vermont Department of Labor administers Unemployment Insurance for Vermonters. This is the website that you should consult to access unemployment benefits if your employment is impacted by COVID-19.