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C.I.D.E.R. chef, Kelly Robinson and her team of volunteers provide hot and tasty and nutritious “home cooked” meals to residents (and guests) of Grand Isle County. 

Meals will be served at The Neighbors meal site on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month through the Fall If attendance warrants, we may add additional dates.

A. In person:

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month with lunch served at Noon.

Where: The Neighbors meal site is located in Reader Hall of the Congregational Church of South Hero located on South Street.

The site has a handicapped access entrance.

RSVP’s are Required. Call C.I.D.E.R. at 372-6425.

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 60 for the time being.

Wheelchair-accessible transportation is available county-wide to all meals on the C.I.D.E.R. vans. Cost is bydonation only.

B. Home-delivered:

Hot and frozen lunches can be delivered by C.I.D.E.R. volunteers to seniors and people with disabilities who

have a difficult time getting and cooking meals at home.

When: Mondays and Thursdays

Contact C.I.D.E.R. at 802-372 6425 to arrange for meal delivery.

C. “To go”:

Hot and frozen lunches are available To go for pick up:

When: Mondays and Thursdays at 11.30am

Where: Congregational Church of South Hero, South Hero

Contact: C.I.D.E.R. at least one day in advance at C.I.D.E.R. 802-372 6425 to arrange for pick up.

We also schedule at times special and holiday meals as well as occasional (5pm) evening suppers 

during the warmer months.

This program is designed to be supplemental and social.

Provisions can be made for diabetics and persons with special diets due to dietary restrictions.  

Please Note: Some frozen meals have been donated to C.I.D.E.R. by “Healthy Roots Collaborative" and the restaurants participating in the “Everyone Eats” program.

How is this funded?

All persons over 60 and/or with disabilities are eligible to receive a meal for the suggested donation of $3.00. (For persons under 60 the suggested donation is $4.00.)Support for this program comes from United Way of Northwest Vermont, grants, participant donations, and our general fund-raising.

Champlain Islands Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger where educators, potters and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Grand Isle County Food Shelf, Food for Thought, CIDER Community Meals, and Heifer Intl.

Vermont Department of Human Resources

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity