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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

Thanks to recent USDA program extensions, students 18 and under can eat free school meals for the rest of 2020! This includes breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. No application required! ... See MoreSee Less

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We've received lots of questions regarding the continuation of the #farmerstofamilies Food Box Program. We're currently scheduled to run through the end of August and are awaiting the decision regarding our proposal to the USDA for extension. As soon as we know what's next, we will pass the info onto you!Farmers to Families Food Distributions are currently scheduled through the end of August. Program partners have applied to the USDA to be able to continue the program in September and October, and are currently waiting to hear back. As soon as we have more information about next month’s food distributions, we will be sure to share. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. ... See MoreSee Less

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The first two weeks of August #vermont #farmerstofamilies food distribution registration are now open at humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help! If you are unable to register online, you can also call 2-1-1 to register by phone. Registration is required.

Please note that due to variations in the amount of food requested, each registration is now limited to food for one household. However, we do still encourage people to pick up for others who may lack transportation. If you want to pick up for another household, they can make a reservation and give you the code word or you can make another reservation for them. When you arrive at the site, just give the greeter all the code words for registrations you're picking up and you will be able to get multiple sets of food.
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Looking for upcoming #vermont #farmerstofamilies food box distributions? Attached you will find the schedule for the remainder of July. Please note that the events are filling up quickly and you must register before 4pm on the day before the event you are looking to attend.

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 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Further dates will be added as they become available.
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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 2020. This allows us to serve completely free and nutritious meals to all children, regardless of their situation, until the end of the year. 

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. Families are encouraged to complete free or reduced meal cost applications for future meal service beginning in 2021.

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 2020. This allows us to serve completely free and nutritious meals to all children, regardless of their situation, until the end of the year. 

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. Families are encouraged to complete free or reduced meal cost applications for future meal service beginning in 2021.