Right to Food Center

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Getting your groceries

When you arrive at Slate Valley Cares' Right to Food Center, you may grab a grocery cart or basket at the front of the Center and begin selecting your groceries. We encourage visitors to return regularly, as often as 1x/week, to collect their choice of available groceries. 

Find an ever-changing selection of fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy products, non-perishables, pet foods, and hygiene supplies.

When you're done, bring your cart or basket to the checkout counter at the front of the Center. Your items will be scanned and bagged - please bring a reusable bag with you, if possible! 

At checkout, you may be asked if you're already a member of Slate Valley Cares. If you aren't already a member, we'll help get you signed up. It's super fast, easy, and free. Once you're an SVC member, enjoy groceries free of cost. 

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Visit us: 49 Main Street, Fair Haven, VT


Is it free to shop at the SVC Right to Food Center?


We do require shoppers to be members at Slate Valley Cares. However, becoming a member is free and fast. You'll be given a quick form to fill out, and your information will be kept private. Most times, the process can be completed in 10 minutes or less.

What does membership require?

Becoming a member is free and fast. Becoming a member often takes 10 minutes or less! To become a member, please visit our location in Fair Haven.

You'll be asked to complete a form, and the information you share will be kept private. The information is used in aggregate, making individuals' information anonymous, and is used only for organizational reporting and grants. Your information is kept confidential.

Do you have more questions about becoming a member? Please visit us or call at (802) 265-3666.

Are there limits to how many items a member can take, or limits to how often a member may collect groceries? 

For many items at the Right to Food Center, there is a limit to the quantity offered per individual/household. These limits are labeled throughout the Center and occasionally fluctuate with changes in supply. Members are encouraged to visit often and regularly; a once-per-week schedule is suggested. You are always welcome to ask about limits, if you have questions or concerns. We do our best to distribute supplies as fairly as possible to all our neighbors in need.

We sincerely appreciate the support of Slate Valley Cares donors and partners who help secure consistent grocery supplies for our local communities.

Can I make donations to the Right to Food Center?

Absolutely! We are happy to accept your donations of perishable and non-perishable items. If you have a large amount to deliver, please call ahead so we can ensure the proper amount of volunteers are available to assist you. 

Some things we would love to have:

Some things we do not need right now:

We are also happy to accept financial donations to support the Right to Food Center.

If you have any questions about donations, please call us at (802) 265-3666, email at hello@slatevalleycares.org, or visit us in Fair Haven (Monday-Friday).