Feed the Freezer

THE IDEA

The idea to use community support to provide ingredients, prepare the dishes, package the meals and distribute them to those in need was brought to BROC Community Action by Stacy Alderman in 2012. The driving force behind the idea was the increasing number of people in our community struggling with food insecurity. Stacy Alderman was “called to action” to help fill this need within our community and she came to the right organization to make it happen! When Stacy connected with Pam Shambo, our Director of Marketing and Development, a recipe for success was written.

Twice a month volunteers (3-6 individuals) currently meet at the Vermont Farmer's Food Center to prepare an average of 75-100 meals per each 2 1/2 hour session (150-200 per mont). The meals are then packaged in microwave/oven safe containers and frozen. Once the meals are labeled they are ready for distribution!

"The frozen meals we receive taste great. Thank you to the volunteers who make them."

— Rutland County Clients

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer! Groups and individuals are encouraged to sign up. Please call Meg Hanna at 665-1706 or mhanna@broc.org for more information on how to participate.

Financial support! For every dollar you donate we can provide a homemade nutritious meal to a neighbor in need. Please send checks payable to Feed the Freezer, BROC Community Action, 45 Union Street, Rutland, VT 05701 or click Make A Donation on our Home Page of this web page to use a credit card and please indicate Feed the Freezer on the donation form.

Host an event! If your business or organization has a kitchen to prepare a meal, we can provide you with packaging containers, labels and food handling guidelines to make your event a success.

Things YOU NEED TO KNOW...

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Community Justice Center

  • Fuel & Utility Assistance

  • Weatherization Assistance

  • Housing & Homeless

  • Hoarding Assistance