The Fairfield Community Center Food Shelf Extends Welcome to All

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 4/24/2017

Contact: Melanie Riddle, The Fairfield Community Center

                Phone: 802-827-3130

THE FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER EXTENDS WELCOME TO ALL

EAST FAIRFIELD – The Fairfield Community Center is committed to ensuring that every person in our community has the food they need to reach their human potential. Those with the courage to ask for help must trust that the Fairfield Community Center cares only about their human potential. Making that personal, trusting connection means that anyone—regardless of national origin, race, gender, culture, age, income level, disability or any other attribute—should feel the place they access food assistance is open, diverse and welcoming. In response to the current social and political climate, the Fairfield Community Center wants every individual in need of food assistance to be assured that they are welcome to access the food and services we provide without concern for their safety or privacy.

As a member of the Vermont Foodbank, the state’s largest hunger relief organization, the Fairfield Community Center has joined together with other Foodbank member organizations to commit to treat our neighbors with dignity and respect. Any information collected is used only to provide better service to our neighbors. Food is a basic human right, and the Fairfield Community Center is a sanctuary for those seeking to exercise that right.

Visit the Food Shelf at Fairfield Community Center, 124 School Street, East Fairfield, VT 05448. In addition, a listing and locator of local food shelves can be found at https://www.vtfoodbank.org/agency-locator

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

 

April Vacation Camp Registration!

Time is flying! Don’t forget to register for April Vacation Week! Join us for a week full of outside scientific exploration, gardening, sewing, cooking and other life skills, as well as art, music and drama! Camp will be held April 24th  through the 28th, with care available from 7:30-4:30.

The cost is $125 for the week- with a 10% discount for multiple siblings. Daily rate is $30/day. A healthy breakfast and Snack will be served daily. (Kids bring their own bag lunch).

So don’t delay, register your child today!

Announcement! Hannafords Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Melanie Riddle

Fairfield Community Center Association

802-827-3130

fccvt.info@gmail.com

The Fairfield Community Center has been chosen AGAIN as a Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program beneficiary to raise funds for the food shelf.

East Fairfield, Vermont – The Fairfield Community Center a nonprofit committed to providing food, programming, and fun events has been selected AGAIN as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of March.

This innovative program has been designed to support local nonprofits like The Fairfield Community Center. For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at the Enosburg Falls Hannaford, The Fairfield Community Center will receive a $1 donation in order to help fulfill its mission of providing social, health, and educational programs for all in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment to create, promote, and enhance the well being of our community.

Learn more about The Fairfield Community Center by calling 802-827-3130 or visiting www.fairfieldcommunitycenter.org.

For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit www.hannaford.bags4mycause.com or www.facebook.com/hhbagprogram.

 

 

Did you miss Kids in the Kitchen?

Kids in the Kitchen was so popular this year, every class was full within 24 hours of opening registration!  What a great response!  Unfortunately, there probably were many more children who wanted to sign up, but couldn’t.  Not to worry!  February Vacation Camp will provide another opportunity for those of you who would like to get into the kitchen!  We will expand on the Kids in the Kitchen activities, as well as provide opportunities for outdoor play, arts and crafts, board games, and just plain fun!  Registration deadline is February 20.  Log into fairfieldcommunitycenter.org and click on Children’s Programming, then February Vacation Camp Registration.

February 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.

Feb 7thTaco Casserole, Garden Salad, and Lemon Bars.

Feb 14thBeef Stroganoff Meatballs with Rice, Garden Salad, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Feb 21stPotluck Leftovers, Quinoa Salad, and Assorted Desserts.

Feb 28thChicken Pot Pie, Broccoli Salad, and Brownies.

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a Program Director to join our team at the Fairfield Community Center!

The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities. The organization has committed internal funds for one year, with the flexibility to increase length of funding through grants and the success of programming efforts. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and supervise programs in accordance with the mission and goals of the FCCA
  • Conduct outreach to the community for volunteers and support
  • Coordinate all program activities
  • Monitor the effectiveness and results of the program and plan adjustments
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on:
    • Budget creation and execution
    • Fundraising events to support programs
    • Grant proposals and reports
    • Supervise, hire, and train staff including required paperwork per board directive
  • Represent programs and FCCA at community events

Please email your resume and cover letter to fccvt.info[at]gmail.com