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Election!

We Need Your Vote!

Elect a Client Representative to SEVCA’s Board of Directors. Voting to take place September 14th - 25th

Please take a moment to vote for a client representative for the Brattleboro area on the Board of Directors of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), the anti-poverty agency serving residents of Windham & Windsor Counties. You do not need to be a registered voter to participate in this election.

WHY?

  • Client representatives can speak with firsthand knowledge about what people need to survive and become self-reliant.
  • Help effectively direct SEVCA’s resources and services.

HOW?

  • Fill out a ballot. It includes a brief explanation of the SEVCA Board structure, the need for client representatives, and a brief biography on the candidate who is running for election.
  • Vote once! Choose the name of the candidate you are voting for, or write in the name of a candidate, and then 'submit.'
  • Although ballots will be available from September 14-25th, please do not vote more than once.

VOTE HERE! 

Everyone Eats is feeding Vermonters and is coming to a community near you!

SEVCA, along with statewide partners, including the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, VT Food Bank, and other organizations who make up the statewide taskforce, are  delighted to share our most recent press on the new Vermont Program, Everyone Eats. This program is the first of its kind in the nation to utilize federal CARES Act funding to purchase meals from restaurants and to provide them to those state residents who have been impacted by COVID 19. This program is a win- win-win! Restaurants receive payment for meals. Vermont farmers provide at least 10% of the local ingredients included in meals. Vermont residents get the food they need! 

Check out coverage on 8/27/2020 of this program and the first roll out in Brattleboro, https://vtdigger.org/2020/08/27/everyone-eats-free-meal-program-set-for-state-rollout/?fbclid=IwAR0L2lENIXw4BHTeKEAdNjwGXAmMSsh5W5YaZ6vWdqtLlUouF9fr1gX7Yjo

Our program was recently highlighted on the Today show! https://www.today.com/video/how-the-cares-act-is-providing-this-community-with-free-meals-90506309581?playlist=mmlsnnd_todayarchivessunday

NBC Nightly News visited with our community on Monday August 17, 2020. Check it out! https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/unique-program-helping-to-save-vermont-restaurants-and-feed-the-community-90332741882

VT Everyone Eats is in the press!

Vermont Everyone Eats is in the news! Check it out!

Interim Program Facilitator Jean Hamilton and SEVCA Director of Planning and Development Carolyn Sweet discuss the new statewide program VT Everyone Eat! on WPTZ-TV Channal 5https://www.mynbc5.com/article/vt-restaurants-to-continue-serving-free-community-meals-thanks-to-new-dollar5m-program/33503061

The Valley News reports on the soon to be released VT Everyone Eats initiative, https://www.vnews.com/Vermont-program-aims-to-feed-people-and-support-restaurants-and-farms-35324818

$5 million VT program utilizes the Shift Meals model, https://www.wcax.com/video/2020/08/01/how-vermont-program-aims-make-sure-everyone-eats/

 

 

19th Annual "Chipping Away at Poverty" Golf Tournament POSTPONED

SEVCA's 2021 "Chipping Away At Poverty" Annual Golf Tournament-

May Be Postponed or Canceled this year due to COVID-19

We appreciate the ongoing community support for this event and we look forward to seeing you on the course soon. 

We are considering rescheduling this event for September 2021. Notices will be sent out in early May noting the status change of this event.

If you are interested in supporting our efforts at this time, please consider a donation, https://www.givegab.com/nonprofits/southeastern-vermont-community-action-sevca

The SEVCA Team

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937