This page is an initiative of the Albany Neighbors Task Force, a group of Albany, VT citizens who are dedicated to helping residents through this pandemic.

Albany Neighbor’s Task Force Email:

Albany Neighbor’s Task Force Phone number: 323-1517

Volunteer & Needs Form: Albany Area Coronavirus Needs & Volunteer Sign-up

Local Free Food Resources

  • Albany Food Share: Albany Neighbors Task Force (ANTF) runs the share, and we usually have eggs, dairy, produce, bread, meat, dry goods, and canned goods available for pick up or delivery.  Drop-ins are welcome.  Food share open hours are Saturdays from 2-4 PM at the Albany Town Hall. To sign up for the food share, call 323-1517 or fill out our form.
  • Albany Everyone Eats Meals: Weekly to-go meals running until the end of December. Sign up for delivery to your home or come pick them up at the Albany Town Hall on Saturdays from 2-4 PM. If you need delivery to your home, say so on the form, and we will bring it to you. To sign up for this week’s Everyone Eats! meal call 323-1517 or fill out our form.
  • Craftsbury Soup Suppers: Curbside pickup is from the side entrance of the UCC (Church on the Common) from 5-6pm (remember to set your clocks back on Sunday!) Please call ahead to reserve your meal or to arrange for delivery (802) 586-8022 or email Funded by the VT Everyone Eats! Program.
  • Hardwick Area Food Pantry: 39 West Church St., Hardwick, during open hours, Monday noon-2; Thursday/Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (802) 472-5940

Potential Resources from Albany Neighbors

  • To access these resources, fill out our Albany Area Coronavirus Needs & Volunteer Sign-up or call our helpline at 323-1517
  • Items you can’t find in stores (cleaning supplies, etc.
    • Grocery/supply delivery (for those who can’t leave home or travel)
    • Peer-to-peer counseling, companionship or emotional support
    • Help with childcare
    • Help with senior care
    • Temporary employment or odd jobs (remote or outdoors)
    • Helping with finding/affording healthcare, heat, housing or food
    • Animal care
    • Meal delivery
    • Help or resources for home schooling kids
    • Help getting connected online (equipment, setup/coaching)
    • Financial help with groceries, supplies, etc.
    • Help with small business
    • Someone to check in occasionally by phone or email

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sign Up Here: Albany Area Coronavirus Needs & Volunteer Sign-up or call our helpline at 323-1517
    • Delivering food, groceries, information or supplies to people at home (note: we will discuss risks and best practices with you for avoiding disease transmission)
    • Picking up and/or organizing donations or supplies for distribution
    • Peer-to-peer counseling or support
    • Community organizing or volunteer coordination
    • Website or technical work
    • Web/tech coaching (teaching people how to use online platforms and connect online)
    • Sharing skills or teaching classes for homeschool kids or adults
    • Phone calls or direct outreach
    • Helping with local projects (community gardens, maintenance, boards or committees, etc.)
    • Temp volunteer or paid work (filling in for community members who may not be able to work in essential jobs)
    • Temp employment (hiring someone who is out of work)
    • Donating supplies or funding
    • Organizing donation or fundraising drives
    • Helping with childcare
    • Helping with senior care
    • Teaching, tutoring or help with homeschool for kids out of school
    • Cooking or meal prep
    • Social media / communications
    • Translation (tell us what language below)

Crisis Resources and Helplines

  • VT Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • Vermont 2-1-1 or dial 211 – 100s of community resources like emergency food, shelter, disability, counseling, senior services, health care, child care, drug & alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation agencies, educational & volunteer opportunities…
  • For those experiencing interpersonal violence or sexual abuse at home:
    • AWARE (Hardwick, VT) – Domestic Violence Help: 1-802-472-6463
    • Umbrella Helpline: 1-802-748-8645
    • St. Johnsbury area, 1-802-334-0148 Newport area

VT Services:

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-228-7395
  • Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-489-7273
  • Teen Dating Abuse: 1-866-331-9474