FEAST Senior Meals Program
We’re hiring to support FEAST program!
New Americorps position to start in September: Aging in Place Coordinator!
This Americorps member has the opportunity to support our thriving FEAST meal program, plus develop and implement exciting new offerings that will take MSAC’s programs beyond the brick walls of our building to build volunteerism with the Village and other community partners to support Aging in Place. Aging services experience is not required, only the motivation to learn and a passion to serve others. View position description here, and apply or get more information about the VHCB Americorps benefits and program here. We are offering a rental subsidy, too. Applications preferred by August 10, position open until filled.
Physical Distancing and Face Masks now Required for FEAST To-Go pick-up at MSAC
For the safety of all—including our greeters and other participants-- during this time we require 6-foot distancing and face masks in order for recipients to receive a meal. You must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, you will need to make another arrangement for someone to pick up your meal.
If you are interested in the meals, call 262-6288 to make a reservation. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and healthy and for supporting the Feast Senior Meals during this time.
During our Coronavirus closure, FEAST Together on Tuesday and Friday are now FEAST To Go and will be served from a tent in our courtyard at 58 Barre Street from 12:00-12:30 pm.
This Week’s To-Go Menu
Tuesday, August 11: Shepard's Pie (beef) & dessert
Friday, August 14: Roasted pork, pasta & dessert
Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions are available by request!
We appreciate reservations at least a day in advance, or inquire about FEAST at Home, by calling 262-6288 or by email. Please consider joining us as a volunteer driver for FEAST at Home, and dish washing is another current need.
The suggested donation is $5-10 for anyone 60 or older, and the fee is $7-10 for those under 60. Our actual per meal cost is $10. Every dollar helps support healthy meals!
FEAST To-Go Nutritional Survey and why it matters
As our FEAST Together and FEAST To-Go diners over age 60 have learned, there is a short nutritional survey to fill out once per year to qualify to get your meals “by donation.” The survey is a requirement in order for us to receive partial reimbursements for the cost of your meal under Older Americans Act federal funding. We contract with Central Vermont Council on Aging in order to receive those federal reimbursements, and they help a lot in subsidizing the cost of our FEAST program (about 1/3 the cost of many (not all) of the meals!). The rest, we must raise through donations. So, thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey once per year, and please rest assured that your individual responses stay confidential. The results help us track statistics of how many people using the program are at nutritional risk in various ways and how our area compares with others across the state. If you don’t fill out the survey, you will need to pay the “under-60” $7-10 fee for each meal. "
About the Program
The FEAST nutrition program for older adults provides healthful and delicious meals to the community. Join us for a FEAST Together community meal, take your meal to go, or enjoy a meal delivered to your home. We serve approximately 18,000 meals each year.
When we are not closed during a pandemic, our community meals are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. For adults 60 and over we offer meals for a suggested donation of $5-10. For those under 60, meals cost $7. Reservations are strongly suggested - just call 802-262-6288 (by the end of the prior business day).
FEAST To Go
Looking for a quick, affordable, delicious meal for lunch in Montpelier? Consider FEAST to Go!
FEAST to Go meals are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m. from the Montpelier Senior Activity Center at 58 Barre Street in Montpelier. For seniors 60 and over we offer meals by a suggested donation of $5-10. For those under 60, meals cost $7.
FEAST at Home (Meals on Wheels)
Can’t make it to us? Our FEAST at Home meals come to you.
Designed specifically to meet an individual’s nutritional needs, volunteers deliver up to seven meals weekly through our FEAST at Home program. We deliver a combination of hot and frozen meals Monday through Friday in Montpelier and Berlin. Contact the FEAST office for more information at 802-262-6288. Note: during the pandemic, eligibility rules are loosened.