Introducing . . . 

Foodworks is the new name for Groundworks' food shelf program!  
Next week, staff and volunteers will be working to move our food shelf out of 60 South Main Street to its new home at 141 Canal Street—the former home of Domino's Pizza.  

CLICK HERE to make a donation to help us open the doors August 12th!

An all-around better experience for our patrons. 

The new location will improve . . . 

  • ACCESS—decoupling the program from Groundworks Drop-In Center will help increase access to all who are experiencing any level of food insecurity in our community.  The goal is to create a warm, welcoming space to ensure that everyone who needs food feels at ease shopping at Foodworks. All items will remain free of charge, thanks to the generous support of community members like you! 
  • HOURS—expanded hours (see the graphic below) include some weekend and evening hours and will improve access for our neighbors who work daytime hours on weekdays. 
  • PARKING—our parking lot will include 7 dedicated parking spaces including one handicapped spot.  This is a huge improvement over the chaotic parking situation at 60 South Main.  

“The new space allows us to do so much more with the program,” says Foodworks Coordinator Christine Colascione, who has designed a small sampling station where patrons and volunteers can try out different vegetables, etc. and get ideas for meals made from items available at Foodworks. “A new waiting area with books and recipes has made the space feel warm and welcoming.  We’re excited to find more ways to make Foodworks an inclusive, educational, and community-building space!”   

Foodworks staff encourage the community to come and check out the new space, which aims to feel more like shopping a neighborhood grocery store.  Patrons of Foodworks may fully "shop" the space once each month and are encouraged to come back weekly for additional produce and bread as needed.  

The move will cost Groundworks about $15,000 in setup costs—primarily the cost of building a walk-in cooler and freezer.  
DONATE HERE to help us meet our goal and open the doors on Monday, August 12th!
We need VOLUNTEER MOVERS and a number of ITEMS DONATED to help us open the doors!  

  • WEDNESDAY, August 7th:  Noon-2pm (2 spots open!)
  • WEDNESDAY, August 7th:  2-4pm (3 spots open!)
  • THURSDAY, August 8th:  11am-1pm (4 spots open!)
  • THURSDAY, August 8th:  1-4pm (3 spots open!)
  • FRIDAY, August 9th *if needed:  9am-11am (4 spots open!)

  • Pallets for Food Storage (around 12)
  • Comfortable Chairs for our Waiting Area (3)
  • A Double-basin Sink
  • A Large Utility / Prep Table
  • A Small Bookshelf for our Little Free Library and Cookbook Library
  • Traffic Paint for Parking Lot Stripes
  • Snacks & Drinks for Volunteer Movers
  • Tools to use for the day / setup (step ladder, nails, hammer, etc.)
If you have any of these items to donate or if you'd like to volunteer, please contact Christine
Many thanks to C&S Wholesale Grocers and their Brattleboro Facilities Team for their support with the move and launch of Foodworks on Canal Street!
Many thanks also to:
K. Daley Builders
TDS Electric
Foard Panel
Heritage A/C and Refrigeration
Looking for even more ways to support Foodworks?
Help us fill every seat in the Latchis Theatre with groceries for our neighbors in need.

6am - 6pm
at the Latchis Theatre

92.7 Bratt FM will be collecting food donations and cash (every $20 fills a seat) to meet our goal of filling all 750 seats in the theatre!
Click here to make a secure online donation! 
Join us for the 16th annual Empty Bowls Dinner!

5pm & 6:30pm
at Landmark College 

Each ticket includes a simple meal of homemade soup, bread, and cheese in a handmade bowl to keep. 
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $15 for ages 6-15.  Children 6 and under are free.
Click here for tickets!
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