Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors (HANDS)

Food/Land Access
Year Round

HANDS’s mission is to increase food access and food security for low-income older adults (50+ years) in Chittenden County. 

Their work includes:

  • Holiday Dinner: offers a meal and giftbags to about 500 folks in need on Christmas Day throughout Chittenden County
  • HANDS in the Dirt: gardening programs at senior housing, long-term care nursing centers, and community garden sites so that older participants can get their hands in the dirt again and grow some of their own food
  • HANDS in the Kitchen: cooking workshops for seniors that cover topics like cooking for one, shopping on a budget, eating healthy & more
  • Weekly hot meal delivery to low-income seniors in Winooski

Job Summary

Member Worker Opportunities

Assist HANDS with their special events (work includes gift wrapping, serving on event committees, picking up/dropping off items, helping at the Holiday dinner, and more!), or by helping out at one of their garden sites

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Contact Info

Megan Humphrey: