The following excerpt is from a story by Carolyn Sistrand with WPTZ on 3/31/22
The Every Queer Eats program was restarted when the Pride Center of VT saw an increased need within the LGBTQ+ community, specifically amongst BIPOC Vermonters.
The Pride Center of Vermont is sponsoring a food service program called “Every Queer Eats,” which helps provide meals for LGBTQ+ Chittenden County residents.
“We did some community assessments to see what queer Vermonters wanted, what queer Vermonters needed,” Richard Elliott, Health & Wellness Coordinator at Pride Center of Vermont, said. “Food seemed to be the biggest thing.”
Program coordinator Richard Elliott said a smaller version of this program happened over the summer. They recently restarted because they saw an increased need within the LGBTQ+ community, specifically amongst BIPOC Vermonters.
Elliott and the Pride Center of VT partnered with Everyone Eats, an effort run by Shift Meals and the Intervale Center. Everyone Eats provides Chittenden County residents with nutritionally balanced meals from local restaurants.