On Oct.16, 2012, the first homemade meals were made for “Feed the Freezer” and started a project that is now three years old and feeding thousands of people in Rutland County.
Feed the Freezer volunteers cook and provide nutritious homemade meals (such as casseroles) that are frozen, then distributed to food shelf participants at BROC. These meals can be warmed up in a microwave or oven and are ideal for low-income homeless families staying in motels so they can have a real homemade meal at least once a month. To date our volunteers have made over 4,500 meals!
As with any project, it takes money to keep it going and we need your support.
Rutland County has a high percentage of households struggling with hunger. Reports show that one in five children in Rutland County are food-insecure. Food-insecure adults and children have decreased quality or quantity of food due to lack of money, many to the point where they are quite likely to be hungry on a frequent basis. BROC serves these families by distributing food through a food shelf assist which offers hunger relief as well as education around healthy eating. The Feed the Freezer meals are given as part of these assists.
Donations for Feed the Freezer help purchase the ingredients for recipes, equipment and supplies. (Donations can be mailed to: Feed the Freezer, c/o BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, 45 Union Street, Rutland, VT 05701.) Any amount donated helps! A tax receipt will be sent back to donors for their records. Your support will make sure no one goes hungry in our community.
Stacy Alderman, Rutland
Founder and volunteer, Feed the Freezer