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A Holiday Drive for HANDS!

  • Burlington Farmers' Market at the UVM Davis Center 590 Main Street Burlington, VT, 05405 USA (map)

Slow Food Vermont is celebrating Terra Madre Day at the Burlington Farmers Market on December 8th by supporting the good work of HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors). HANDS knows the value of good, clean & fair food for seniors, and how important it is for everyone to have a seat at the table, especially during the holiday season.

PLEASE HELP us to help HANDS feed & nurture our older neighbors this winter! 


  • Financial contributions in any amount

  • Fleece throws

  • Canned goods & food items (soup, vegetables, canned tuna, meals in a can), jars of peanut butter, packages of peanut butter and crackers, healthy granola bars, small containers of unsweetened applesauce, and large boxes of raisins

  • Toiletries (individual toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, tissues, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.)

  • Hats, gloves, or scarves for both men and women

  • Non-denominational wrapping paper and/or scotch tape

  • Crossword puzzle books

  • Sugar-free candy

  • Small LED flashlights with batteries

  • Hand or foot warmers

  • Calendars

  • Notecards or notepads

  • Energy efficient lightbulbs

  • Gift cards for local grocery stores, CCTA bus passes, and restaurants

  • Volunteer sign-up to help:

PLEASE, NO candles or sugar candy

a card at our table or bring one with you to market to wish a senior happy holidays!

Look for the Slow Food Vermont booth at the Burlington Farmers Market at the UVM Davis Center!