The SASH (Support & Services at Home) unit, of the Brattleboro Housing Partnerships announces:

A food drop to SASH residents living in Brattleboro Housing is being planned for June 16th. Volunteer help is needed to assist on that day.

There are four buildings; two in West Brattleboro, one downtown and another by Walgreens.  Volunteers would be dropping boxes and/or bags of food outside resident doors and possibly bagging food as well. Those helping out would be required to wear a mask and gloves.

Specific times will be forthcoming and available to those interested who contact Shawna Bah, SASH Implementation Manager via email or phone 802-246-1538 or 451-6858.


Over 2,000 blood drives in the country have been cancelled so far due to the virus. Going to a blood drive is one of the activities permitted in Vermont’s “stay safe, stay home” measure. 

All blood donations can only be given by appointment now, not drop-in. So, people must sign-up in advance. The Red Cross has incredibly thorough practices to ensure the safety of all donors, volunteers, and staff. Sounds safer than the grocery store;)

How to make an appointment…
– Go to OR


Loaves and Fishes Update

Going from being a community meal to “to go service only” to meals being delivered was a process and a sense of loss for those who served and for those we served.

But we go on!  We are now delivering meals on Tuesdays and Fridays to the homeless in the motels (100 meals), to Groundworks Shelter (20 people with 2 meals a day), and Foodworks (30 meals).

To do this with social distancing:)

3 of us cook and get meals ready to go out (Josie, Ruth and Jeanne)

2 groups come and deliver to the people at 3 places (Josh Steele and the Svec family

1 person does all our ordering for all those take out containers, sanitizers and cleansers (Bob Oeser)

1 group picks up and delivers food from Price Chopper and the Food Bank (Chris, Troy and Willow)

1 person comes and cleans on an off day, the stoves and fridges

1 Person puts all the food away from the Food Bank (Hollis Carlisle)

We have dessert makers (Wye, Cliff and Aduwa)

Families and groups prepare vegetables for us (cutting carrots. potatoes, sweet potatoes)

Masks have been given to us (Lori Palmer)

We have bread makers (the Porter family)

We could use more help and would welcome St Michael’s help.

Bread making for Fridays

Desserts (we have some mixes and some ingredients)

Wrapping forks and napkins

Prepping vegetables

Paper bags

Making family bags (packing up food for families at home from our pantry)

We have a safe an easy drop off and if you are a packer, you would be alone!!

Please contact Ruth Tilghman if you are interested in helping at


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