New Food Program Feeds Brattleboro and Area Towns

| BFC Newsflash, Community

[BRATTLEBORO, VT, July 2020—] Our community will be eating 2,400 restaurant meals each week in August, for free. Everyone Eats! is a new program using federal funds to purchase meals from independently-owned restaurants in Brattleboro, all of which are struggling because of the coronavirus physical distancing rules. The restaurants, who are experts in the field of feeding people, will be assured revenue and a role in our community. All people who need to eat will be fed. This is how Brattleboro does it!

45th Birthday Community Mural Art Project

| Community

To commemorate our 45th Birthday we are asking the community to paint a few large-scale murals on the Co-op property during the summer months. One of the murals will be for kids, the others for all ages. We welcome all interested community members, Shareholders, and artists of all ages. No previous experience necessary as our esteemed Shareholder and mural artist Terry will help support anyone interested through this process. Requested themes will either be food-, agriculture-, or cooperative-related activities, and should include the BFC logo, name, or mascot. Our first meeting will be held in the Community Room on April 24th from 4-5:30pm. We will supply food, paper, and pencils to begin sketching ideas. We will set future meetings based on the group that attends.

White Fragility Book Group

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A three-part pop-up book group will be meeting in the Community Room from noon to 1:30 on Tuesdays in March, on the 10th, 17th, and 24th, to discuss White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The discussions will be facilitated by Wesley Pittman.