RANDOLPH, Vt.—Beginning May 9, area community members in need of food assistance are invited to pick up free vegetables and fruits from VeggieVanGo on the second Thursday of every month at the Gifford Medical Center Visitors Entrance.
A program of the Vermont Foodbank, VeggieVanGo will be at Gifford from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates:
Jan. 9, 2020
In addition to free produce, VeggieVanGo events at Gifford will include tastings, recipes, preparation tips and cooking demonstrations, as well as additional information and resources to promote health and wellness in our community. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach team will be available to assist community members with information about 3SquaresVT benefits and provide application assistance.
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Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.