Fighting Hunger with the ‘Feast of Venus’
Now in its third year, the Feast of Venus supports the work of Hunger Free Vermont, thanks to the efforts of Lisa Helmholz Adams, owner of Helmholz Fine Art in Manchester, and a committee of community leaders. Men and women are invited to enjoy locally inspired refreshments and engaging conversation and learn about the important work of Hunger Free Vermont on Thursday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., when master chefs Gail Morin, Amy Chamberlain and Sherrie Baker will present delicacies from Mighty Food Farm, Wellsmere Farm, Earth Sky Time Farm and other area producers.
“Bringing together these stellar chefs with local farmers will make this year even more spectacular and exciting than in years past,” exclaims Lisa Helmholz Adams. You can purchase tickets online at feastofvenus3.eventbrite.com or call 802-265-0023.
“All of us at Hunger Free Vermont are so honored by the work of Lisa, the Feast of Venus Committee, and the many amazing Manchester businesses who have created what is going to be a magical evening of delicious food and community connection,” says Anore Horton, executive director of Hunger Free Vermont. “We could not be more thrilled to be celebrating our 25th anniversary in and with Bennington County, and kicking off the next era of our work to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters!”
Hunger Free Vermont’s work in Bennington County is representative of its efforts statewide. In the past year alone, the organization has improved access to the
federal nutrition programs for the 29 percent of Bennington County residents who qualify, expanded nutrition education, and helped bring nutritious, affordable food to local communities. That includes menu planning and nutrition education training to childcare providers, 3SquaresVT application assistance training for to local organizations, universal school meals and collaborating with community partners to provide summer meals to the 78 percent of children who need them.