Vote for only 6!
Vote for only 6!
Sunday September 12th starting at noon please join us for our nominations and harvest dinner.
Mary S Babcock Central School
Mask are required while not eating!!
This past year we saw a number of challenges for the Maquam Bay of Missisquoi Food Pantry Program. The food shelf grew from a small space to now the former community room. Shelving was donated, additional freezers were purchased through a grant, and some were donated. Volunteers have worked tirelessly to make this all a success!
In typical operations community members would come and select items, in the time of COVID we had to be creative to continue to have the food shelf open as all Non-Profits were closed by the Governor. Volunteers maned phone lines 3 days a week and brought food outside to place in vehicles for contactless delivery. When a family battling COVID called our volunteers prepared food boxes and masked up to deliver boxes to their doorsteps.
We were able to feed 2,018 families and 5,864 individual people not only from Franklin County but Lamoille, Chittenden and even from upstate New York.
A big shout out to Anne and Lester Lampman, Brian Barratt and April Lapan for volunteering 3 days a week. Other family members for going to pick up food every weekend from Hannaford. Without all of them our food shelf would not look as good as it does today!
Thank you to Heathy Roots giving us our winter bags as well as our summer bags. Thank you to Vermonters Feeding Vermonters for our grant to buy locally raised beef or chicken, eggs or locally grown vegetables and fruits.
Our event was a success!!
Our 25′ voyager canoe launched in the Missisquoi River with ease. Thank you Circle of Courage for drumming, beautiful artistry from our own local Chief, good free food (Butch the cook) , stories of the ancient history by Louise Larivee-Lampman, music by Morgan Lamphere and Carollee Reynolds, Tribal and Maquam Bay Board volunteers. Caring Communities for setting up a both for outreach and Northern Forest Canoe Trail volunteers for giving us paddling lessons while being the leaders of the canoe while in the water. We also were able to get Chief Richard Menard in the canoe for a paddle up the river.
Thank you to everyone it was a great success and we hope to be able to provide the same event in 2022!!
We have a GO FUND ME account set up as well as the Donate page located within the menu of our website. If you donate via the website please comment “for community room”.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
This award was given to Cheyenne Lampman that will be going to Champlain College as a game artist.
All proceeds go to The Abenaki Survival Center.
Anyone with a Tribal Card 2016 and older will need to apply for a new card. Many cards are old and the contact information is outdated. Please see the application page located within the menu for further instructions.
Also, stay tuned in the coming weeks for information on the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License.
Starting 1/1/2021 you are able to apply for a “Vermont State Recognized Tribal Citizen License”. Please visit “Vermont Fish and Wildlife” website for instructions.
On the VT Fish and Wildlife Website go to:
VT State Recognized Tribal Citizen License
All the instructions are posted on the VT Fish and Wildlife website. Tribal asks that the “certification sheet” that is needed, be filled out to the fullest by you and emailed to [email protected] for the Chief to sign in the appropriate section. We will then send the signed form back to you via email. This is a safer way of getting the form signed during the Pandemic. If you do not have email please send your certification form to 100 Grand Ave. Swanton, VT 05488. with a self stamped addressed envelope so that we can return your certification back to you. (Emailing the certification is preferred and will be faster). Any questions please email [email protected]
During these difficult times the food shelf has remained open. We are open to all families. We are funded by donations and ran by volunteers. When arriving in the parking lot, please call 868-6255. Someone will meet you outside. Curb side service! We have served over 300 families this year.