FEAST News

Celebrate our FEAST Farm with a Tour on Monday, Oct. 19!
Join us for a FEAST Farm Tour! We will gather together out at the beautiful FEAST Farm by the old Two Rivers Farm behind Agway for a tour with Farm Manger Jacqueline, some tasty treats from Chef Mike, and a chance to meet some of the young volunteers helping to grown the food you've been eating all summer. Registration required! Please RSVP and request directions by calling 262-6288.
Scroll below for pictures of the farm!

Thank you to Jacqueline Huttenmoser and Ryan Barland for documenting the Montpelier Community FEAST Farm's evolution over this past year and thank you to volunteers who have helped so much! If you are interested in seeing the year in many more photos, please click here.

FEAST Together Inside Oct. 27th!
FEAST Together in-person with us again at the end of  October! Registration will be required so we can plan to host you at 1 of 3 different seatings. Chef Mike will be preparing a delicious Tuscan style chicken with olives and nuts, white bean salad and assorted local vegetables.

FEAST Celebrates the Arts
In collaboration with our senior community artists, we are thrilled to unveil a series of artistic expressions representing the FEAST. As the weather cools, the pandemic still rules, and we are working hard to support our isolated community members, we wanted to bring a celebration of community, warmth, nourishment, harvest and richness right to you. Stay tuned for an unveiling of this in-person and virtual art tour! If you want to contribute YOUR art, please do so, just call us to find out how: 262-6288

Unveiling a New Monthly Recipe
Click here to see a healthy, delicious and seasonally-appropriate recipe provided by our very own Chef Mike! We'll provide a list of local farms you can source your veggies from too. And, if you don't cook - share this with a friend who can cook it for you! 

FEAST at Home
Do you have an older adult in your life who needs more access to delicious, healthy food? Is there someone in your life who is struggling to eat more nutritionally? Let us know because we can help! Have them call us at the FEAST office to be connected to our robust (and yummy!) meals on wheels program: 262-6288.

This month's FEAST menu

Seniors serving a Thanksgiving mealThis Week’s To-Go Menu 

Tuesday, October 20: Slow-cooked BBQ Pork Shoulder, Mac & Cheese, & Coleslaw

Friday, October 23: Seared Chicken Breast w. Basil Tomato Caper Relish
Optional Event: 12:30-1:30: FEAST Together by Phone or Video on Zoom; RSVP by October 22

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.


FEAST Together

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.

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