December Vacation Camp!

We are happy to announce December Camp at the Community Center! Please register ASAP so we know we have enough campers! Let’s ring in the new year together!

Campers should bring their own lunches; healthy snacks will be provided. Campers will make art, create celebrations, do cultural explorations, dance and do indoor and outdoor physical activities, as well as take time for quiet games, personal reflection and new year’s resolutions! The cost of the camp will be $125 for five days: December 26-30, 2016. Camp activities are from 8:00pm-4:00pm. Camp staff are available from 7:30-4:30 for drop off/pick up. Tuesday we will be at the Fairfield Town Library. Please call with questions and for financial assistance if you are in need:

Fairfield Community Center 827-3130.

Email fccvt.info@gmail.com for a registration form.

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December Senior Meal Menu

 

All Meals are served at noon and open to everyone.

Suggested Donation $4.00 for seniors over 60, Under 60 $6.00.

December 6thHamburger and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad, and Chocolate Chip Pie.

December 13thChicken Legs, Mac and Cheese, Garden Salad, and Apple Crisp.

December 20thPork Loin Roast with Roasted Vegetables, Broccoli Salad, and Blueberry Pie.

December 27thPotluck Leftovers, Quinoa Salad and Assorted Desserts.

Thanksgiving Boxes!

It’s November, which means it is time for our annual Thanksgiving Box Event!

How can you help? Donate a turkey to the Fairfield Community Center Food Shelf! We provide boxes to those in need during the holiday season.

Also, if you are in need of a box for Thanksgiving, let us know and we can add your name to list. We have a set number of boxes available so don’t delay! Please note, we can only provide a Thanksgiving box to residents of Fairfield, East Fairfield, and Bakersfield. Thank you!

Call 827-3130 for more information.

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November Meal Menu

As the weather gets colder it’s heating up in the kitchen! Come join us for delicious food and great company!

November 1stAu Gratin Potatoes with Ham, Spinach Salad, and Pumpkin Woopie Pies

November 8thSoup, Quinoa Salad, and Blueberry Pie.

November 15thChicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad, and Brownies.

November 22ndTaco Casserole, Broccoli Salad, and Assorted Cookies.

November 29thSausage and Beef Lasagna, Garden Salad, and Pumpkin Pie.

October Senior Meal Menu

Happy Fall! Here is the menu for next month. Spread the word.

October 4thChicken and Biscuits, Spinach Salad, and Pumpkin Pie.

October 11th– Shepards Pie, Quinoa Salad, and Apple Crisp.

October 18thSausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash, Broccoli Salad, and Brownies.

October 25thRoasted Butternut Squash Soup, Maple Oatmeal Rolls, Garden Salad, and Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Scones.

A Huge Thank You!

Maya Jerose graciously donated the money she received from her Bat Mitzva to the Senior Meal Program as well as providing weekly flowers to brighten up their day! The Seniors have really enjoyed her contribution and want everyone to know how much we appreciate her generosity! Thank You Maya!

 

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Fairfield Community Center Receives Grant from the Merchants Bank Foundation

The Fairfield Community Center is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Merchants Bank Foundation. These funds will be used to revitalize and improve the food shelf facility that serves the community.

The Fairfield Community Center’s Food Shelf serves any individual in need of food several days a week. Each month we provide fresh fruit and veggies, dry goods, and meat to over 100 individuals. There are raised garden beds on site that help keep our shelves stocked with fresh produce.

Our lead food shelf volunteer Jane Dobrowolski frequently discusses food insecurity and proudly encourages her fellow volunteers by stating that “we do make a difference!” and that “clients come to the center and are treated with dignity and kindness, and yes, some food.”

In Franklin County, 1 in 4 children are food insecure and we strive to help reduce food insecurity through our food shelf. Part of our mission is to enhance the wellbeing of our community and by providing those in need with food; we are working toward that mission.

According to Melanie Riddle, the Fairfield Community Center Director, “this grant will help us make much needed improvements to our facility that will result in a better experience for our clients and community. Due to increased food insecurity in the area, we need to improve our food preservation strategies and storage capacity to serve our clients.”

The Fairfield Community Center Association has been working to meet the changing needs of Franklin County and beyond since its inception in 1992 and serves the community through a food shelf, weekly senior meals, cooking classes, and exciting vacation and summer camps for youth.