FOOD IS THE MOST BASIC OF NEEDS
In the Northeast Kingdom, 1 out of every 3 children is food insecure.
In 2016, NEKCA provided approximately 30,000 people with food assistance throughout Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex counties.
NEKCA understands the many challenges people in our communities are faced with and delivers services in a non-judgmental way. We also do our best to meet the immediate needs of individuals and families with regard to basic and necessary services.
Please feel free to contact one of our locations (below), to check on times and dates, with any questions or needs.
NEK Food Access Directory in French
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is a federal USDA program (formerly called “food stamps”) that can help stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.
Eligibility: Working families who get the Vermont Earned Income Tax Credit can qualify. Monthly benefits average over $200 per month for families with children. You may also be eligible if you’re a senior, have a disability or simply have limited resources, or someone who is home bound or homeless. The best way to find out if you are eligible is call or visit one of the NEKCA offices below and we will help you apply. You can also apply online.
Farm to Family Coupons will help you buy fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at participating Famers’ Markets.
In partnership with the Vermont Department for Children and Families, NEKCA distributes Farm to Family coupons each year. You may be eligible if your household income is up to 185% of the federal poverty level; families who receive WIC benefits through the Vermont Health Department are also eligible.
Coupon distribution begins in late June and is done on a first come, first served basis until all the coupons are gone. For more information, contact a NEKCA office below.
70 MAIN STREET NEWPORT, VT 05855 802.334.7316
115 LINCOLN STREET ST JOHNSBURY, VT 05819 802.748.6040
62 Cross ISLAND POND, VT 05846 802.723.5276
253 GALE ST. P.O. BOX 69 CANAAN, VT 05903 802.266.7134