Vermont Everyone Eats (VEE), the COVID-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters while supporting local restaurants, farmers and food producers, has received an extension to continue through April 1, 2022. Free takeout meals and meals ordered through the Localvore app will continue throughout the Northeast Kingdom in towns like Albany, Barton, Craftsbury, Derby, Hardwick, Lyndonville, Newport and St. Johnsbury. Vermont Everyone Eats and food pantries, has worked with over 30 local restaurants, caterers and farmers to distribute nearly 50,000 meals since the start of the pandemic. Everyone Eats was inspired by grassroots initiatives from communities across Vermont. Originally designed as a five-month program, VEE has been extended multiple times to mitigate high levels of food insecurity and economic instability exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.