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Today we bring you another roundup of helpful resources to get you through while you are stuck at home. This includes some ideas for using root veggies and squash which can be stored in cool dark places longer than many other veggies. As you’re stocking up you can try buying a few extra of these veggies. Although we do realize that it may be difficult to find certain items in the grocery stores.

We are busy compiling articles and other things that will help individuals and families get through this tough time. We are also working with our program managers on the ground to put together more local resources to help with school meals so make sure you keep an eye out on our local Facebook pages for those resources. Here are the links to all of the RiseVT Facebook pages. Many schools are now providing free meals at bus stops. If you can’t find any information on our Facebook pages please reach out to your local school district for more information.

Addison County

Bennington County

Cittenden County

Franklin and Grande Isle Counties

Lamoille County

Orange County

Windham County

Windsor County

Now, here are some great resources and ideas to keep you and your family informed and going today.

  • We know that there is a lot being asked of parents. We will have a few parent specific posts in the coming days. Until then, here is a list of companies offering free subscriptions now that school is closed for most Vermonters.
  • It is likely that you are shopping your pantry as stores try to restock. Luckily root veggies and squash last quite a while in cool dark places. Try making this soup to tide you over until the stores can get their feet under them again.
  • Staying active is good for both your mental and physical health. While you may not be able to go to the gym right now, there are a ton of at home workouts available. A good place to start for anyone (beginner, intermediate, and advanced folks) is this Healthline article. Some of us may try some of these as well. We will keep you posted how it goes!
  • The Vermont Agency of Human Resources is a good place to start if you are having trouble meeting your individual needs.
  • A couple of Vermont distilleries have started making hand sanitizer since there is a shortage in many stores right now.
  • We also wanted to include the following information for families that may need help with internet access. Here is a PDF with some helpful information. Copy of Internet Access for Familes