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BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive at NECCA: Give the gift of life! It's easy and so worth while. There are lots of protocols in place to make sure it's very safe with limited appointments, required masks, and on-site temperature checks. 12:30 - 5 p.m. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Find out more and schedule a time: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY Putney Monthly Free Food Drop Distribution (Change in Date for December): All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Because of COVID, we have switched to a drive-up model. Please stay in your car. Bags will be provided. Volunteers will put them in your trunk. Open to anyone in the community. 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. (usually 4th Thurs. of every month). Due to the expected snow storm on 12/17, our Food Drop date has changed to Monday, Dec. 21, at Carol Brown Way in front of Putney Meadows (the white building across from the Putney Co-op and Putney Fire Station). All are welcome. Because of COVID, drive-up service. Bags provided.Share this information with anyone you think would benefit. Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way. Information: 802-387-8551.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Everyone Eats! Pick up Ready-Made Meals: This food relief pilot program leverages federal relief funds to engage local restaurants in making to-go meals for anyone in Brattleboro, Guilford, Vernon, Dummerston, Putney whose food security is challenged by the COVID-19 crisis due to un/under-employment, homelessness, other financial challenges. Eight Brattleboro restaurants: A Vermont Table, Dosa Kitchen, Duo, Hazel, Indian Masala, MamaSezz, Porch Too, The Works, and Yalla are providing 150 meals per day. 4 - 6 p.m. Mon.-Thur. Please do not arrive early. Individuals/households can pick up meals in the parking lot. First-come, first-served. You will receive one individually packaged cold ready-to-eat or heat & serve dinner for each person you request a meal for while supplies last. Organizations can pick up pre-ordered meals at Mama Sezz in West Brattleboro. Through Thursday, December 31. Free. (Base cost of each meal is $10 but any donation will be appreciated). C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information:, (questions).



December 2020