FEAST News


Sarah Lipton publishes first book: 
The Harmony of Dissonance: Ageless Connections 

Spanning two continents and stretching over 100 years, distant-yet-close cousins Regina Krummel and Sarah Lipton (our very own FEAST Program Manager) explore the richly flawed territory of relationship between generations, both ancestral and alive. The potent intimacy of the story they weave through their vivid correspondence illuminates a truly human journey of discovery.

"It took us over five years of correspondence to write this journey, but we've done so not only to guide ourselves back home to each other, our inheritance, and ourselves, but as a guide for you, dear reader, to find yourself on your own journey back home, to yourself." ~ Sarah Lipton

You can purchase your very own copy of the book here: https://sarahlipton.com/product/book/
 

FEAST Recipe Corner
When we asked Chef Mike to supply us with a warming winter recipe for January, he immediately thought of his favorite beef stew: Beef Bourguignon. All of the ingredients can be sourced locally, and we encourage you to find someone to make this dish for you this season! If you have a favorite recipe you would like to feature, send it to us at FEAST@montpelier-vt.org.. See the recipe here: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1201/Something-for-the-Kitchen. 

Save the Date: Spotlight on FEAST Farm
Friday, Feb. 5th | 1pm
Jacqueline Huettenmoser, Montpelier’s Parks Supervisor, will give a brief presentation about the project’s origins and accomplishments. Please join us (virtually) to learn about FEAST Farm and to discuss how we can grow together! Register to get the link by calling MSAC: 262-6288.

FEAST To-Go Curbside Meal Pickup 
Seniors 60+, drive up to the side door of MSAC every Tuesday and Friday to receive your delicious, hot FEAST To-Go takeout meal. We have shifted to Curbside Pickup for your safety and ease. We'll have signs to remind you where to go. You can see our menu on our website. Please call to make your reservation: 262-6288.


Washington County Community Meals
This month's FEAST menu

NextSeniors serving a Thanksgiving meal Week’s To-Go Menu 

Tuesday, January 19: Slow Roasted Pork and Gravy, Baked Sweet and Russet Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, and dessert
Friday, January 22: Beef Shepherd’s Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and dessert

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 dishwashing 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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