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How does local taste?

Pretty amazing, actually!

We purchase directly from local farms whenever possible. Many of those farmers are now partnered with local nonprofits—such as Green Mountain Farm Direct and Vermont FEED. Through those partnerships, our schools can now have their produce delivered directly to their doors.

Let’s Eat!

With cafeterias across four states, we feed a wide variety of people—from elementary schools to high schools, and corporate cafeterias to government offices. Find the page dedicated to your cafeteria using our links below:

Schools   Corporate

Good Food Starts with
Great People

At the Abbey Group, our people aren’t just employees. They’re part of the community. When students file into the cafeteria each day for lunch, our workers will often call them by name. They make lunch an experience.

Our people are parents, neighbors, and friends. They’re nurturing, hardworking, and innovative—not afraid to think outside of the box. They take something as routine as lunch and make it extraordinary.

Simple. Wholesome. Delicious.

“The Abbey Group’s team of food service providers have created interesting, tasty and nutritionally appropriate foods for the breakfast and lunch choices that have captured the imaginations and palates of our students and faculty.”

William D. Lawson
Principal | Middlebury Union High School

OUR FACEBOOK FEED

Have you heard?! We're so excited that thanks to generous community support, we will be back to working directly with local Vermont farmers and the Vermont Foodbank to keep the Vermont Farmers to Families program going! As of right now, this will run from January through February and is completely independent from the federal USDA program.

To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please
visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 802-476-0316 for assistance.

New distribution dates and locations will be posted regularly –please continue to check back if you do not see the location or date you are looking for.

Each reservation will receive 1 box with about 30 lbs of food, including fresh produce, dairy products, and meat.

You are welcome to pick up food for other families who are not able to make it to the pickup site, just be sure to make a separate reservation for each household you would like to pick up for. Each reservation is for one box of food.Thanks to generous community support, the Vermont Foodbank is able to extend the Farmers to Families Food Box program into January and February, independent of the USDA.

In partnership with the Abbey Group, Farmers to Families food boxes will continue to be available at multiple daily food distributions throughout the state through February.

To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations will be required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 802-476- 0316 for assistance.

New distribution dates and locations will be posted regularly — please continue to check back if you do not see the location or date you are looking for. January dates will be posted soon.

Each reservation will receive 1 box with about 30 lbs of food, including fresh produce, dairy products, and meat.

You are welcome to pick up food for other families who are not able to make it to the pickup site, just be sure to make a separate reservation for each household you would like to pick up for. Each reservation is for one box of food.
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While we don't have the same role in food distribution that we had throughout the spring and summer, we're thrilled to still be a part of making sure free food is getting to those who need it. Thank you to the Vermont Foodbank for their tireless efforts, pandemic or not. And thank you Peter Welch for being an advocate for your fellow Vermonters and for the extra hands on the front lines. We appreciate the shoutout! ... See MoreSee Less

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As many of our schools prepare for the holiday break, our teams have been working hard to prep multi-day meal packages to send home for their children. In the spirit of giving thanks, The Abbey Group is thankful for each and every one of our employees and their stellar work ethic. Take a look at just some of their amazing accomplishments from the past few days! ... See MoreSee Less

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Breakfast and lunch free for all students 18 and underThe Abbey Group is thrilled to announce that the USDA recently released the extension of their free meal program for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This allows us to serve completely free and nutritious meals to all children, regardless of their situation, until the end of this school year. Check with your school's Food Service Director to confirm program availability.

We know that many families were and continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter the 2020-2021 school year, The Abbey Group recognizes that our children are learning in completely new environments. With the stress of adapting to long-term remote learning, hybrid model teaching, and various other changes to our normal routine, this move by the USDA allows us to help remove one key stressor: feeding our children. Whether that be in the cafeteria, in the classroom, or at home, The Abbey Group deeply values the importance of a nutritious and filling meal. Quality nutrition has the power to help kids stay focused and do their best work under both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.

The program is completely free to all children under the age of 18 with no application required. Parents and guardians can also choose to pick up meals for their children. 

Breakfast and lunch free for all students 18 and underThe Abbey Group is thrilled to announce that the USDA recently released the extension of their free meal program for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This allows us to serve completely free and nutritious meals to all children, regardless of their situation, until the end of this school year. Check with your school's Food Service Director to confirm program availability.

We know that many families were and continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter the 2020-2021 school year, The Abbey Group recognizes that our children are learning in completely new environments. With the stress of adapting to long-term remote learning, hybrid model teaching, and various other changes to our normal routine, this move by the USDA allows us to help remove one key stressor: feeding our children. Whether that be in the cafeteria, in the classroom, or at home, The Abbey Group deeply values the importance of a nutritious and filling meal. Quality nutrition has the power to help kids stay focused and do their best work under both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances.

The program is completely free to all children under the age of 18 with no application required. Parents and guardians can also choose to pick up meals for their children.