Thanksgiving Packages October 26-November 13

Registration is now open for our MFCC Emergency Food Shelf participants, and food insecure families in Milton and the surrounding communities.

Registration ends on November 13th. NO EXCEPTIONS as MFCC Staff need time to prepare for pick up.

PICK UP WILL BE November 19th-25th.

Please CALL MFCC to schedule an appointment to register for a Thanksgiving Package, or download and print our application here and simply mail it or drop it off:

MFCC mailing address is:

Milton Family Community Center

ATTN: Food Shelf

P.O. Box 619

Milton, VT 05468

If you would like to DONATE a package, see the list below. This list will also be available at the Customer Service Desk at Hannaford in Milton.

Thank you for supporting this important, annual initiative! Call us at (802) 893-1457 if you have any questions.

Coats for Children & Families

Applications are available today for winter coats for children and families. This year, MFCC is not taking any donations due to COVID-19. We are using inventory that we already have on site. Adult coats are limited, but we have plenty for children. This year’s process will look different. Applicants will submit their application no later than October 30th. The week of November 2nd, MFCC staff will take applications and match our inventory to the applicant’s information and call applicant’s to schedule pick up of their coats.

Applications are available at MFCC – 23 Villemaire Lane, Milton VT 05468. Please call ahead to pick up your application from our location.

For questions, call or email Jessica Hood – Community Outreach Coordinator at (802) 893-1457 Ext. 100 or mfcc@miltonfamilycenter.org

We look forward to keeping you warm this season!

Printable Application

MFCC Emergency Food Shelf Secures 120 Pounds of Boyden Beef with Vermonters Feeding Vermonters Grant Funds

In April 2020, the Milton Family Community Center’s emergency food shelf was the recipient of the Vermonters Feeding Vermonters Mini Grant. The funds can be used to purchase Vermont grown fruits and vegetables, and in June was opened to purchase Vermont farmed eggs, meat and dairy.

Community Outreach Coordinator at MFCC, Jessica Hood secured 120 pounds of Boyden Beef which will be distributed in 5 pound packages to MFCC food shelf participants within the next couple of weeks as part of their monthly food shelf pick up.

We would like to thank Mark Boyden of Boyden Farm for partnering with us and look forward to serving our community with the Vermont grown, high quality beef of Boyden Farm.

The Vermonters Feeding Vermonters Grant has also allowed us to purchase beautiful produce throughout the season from Intervale Community Farm in Burlington Vermont, and start conversations with Arbor Farmstead of Grand Isle as well as Hudack Farm in Saint Albans, Vermont.

For more information about Boyden Beef visit their website at http://www.boydenbeef.com

MFCC is Seeking Qualified Applicants for the Following Positions

Child Care Program Director.  Full-time, full-year position, 40 hours per week. 

This position is responsible for the daily supervision, guidance, and coordination of MFCC’s licensed center-based early childhood education program, serving 30 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm.  Position requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field with documented college level coursework in early childhood education, VT Program Director Credentials, expertise and experience in early childhood development and child care programming, 3+ years experience at a leadership level in early childhood programming, solid understanding of and ability to coordinate programming in compliance with  VT Child Care Licensing guidelines and requirements for center based programming.

Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher.  Full-time, full-year position, 40 hours per week. 

This position is responsible for the daily coordination and care of up to 8 children, ages 6 weeks to 2 years, in the MFCC Young Explorers classroom.  Position requirements: Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field, 3+ years direct experience working with young children in a child care setting, knowledge and expertise in early childhood development and care of young children, Adult & Child CPR certification, and ability to complete required annual training for ongoing professional development and program quality improvement.

Please send resume and cover letter to mfcc@miltonfamilycenter.org

MFCC Family Satisfaction Survey

If you are an individual or family who has used any MFCC service or program in the last 6 months, please take the time to fill out this short, important survey. This survey impacts the grant funding we receive to be be able to continue providing these essential services to you, your families and our community.

Thank you!

-The MFCC Team

Click here to be directed to our survey.

Housing Resources

Rental Housing Stabilization Program: The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) Rental Housing Stabilization Program (RHSP) is for funding landlords on behalf of tenants in need of rental arrearage assistance due to COVID-19 to avert tenant eviction. This program will provide the VSHA Payment Standard or the actual amount due for the month(s) being claimed, whichever is less, per household at a single unit who meet eligibility criteria. The goal of this program is to prevent homelessness and to provide housing stability.
Total funding available is currently $25 million. The program is funded through Vermont’s allocation of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

https://www.vsha.org/rental-housing-stabilization-program/

Vermont COVID Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program: is intended to help low-income homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and are facing economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide up to threemonthly mortgage payments directly to the servicer of the mortgage with a goal of preventing future foreclosure. Information and application materials are available on Vermont Housing

Finance Agency’s website http://www.vhfa.org/map and a hotline is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday at 1-800-889-2047. Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2020. https://www.vhfa.org/map/

The Yellowjackets Fund

yellow jackets

The Yellowjackets Fund is a new program for Milton families with school age children who have been thrown into crisis by the coronavirus pandemic. This new fund is being launched by the Milton Family Community Center (MFCC) to help Milton families get through this unprecedented threat to their well-being. MFCC is ready to receive donations for the substantial needs of Milton families. The increase in food assistance at Vermont’s foodbanks and in applications for 3Squares tell the blunt truth about what families are facing as do the tens of thousands seeking unemployment. The Yellowjackets Fund will be a direct source of support for families to address food insecurity, health care, and any basic needs creating a bridge from this crisis to the far side when we can all get back on our feet. A clear-eyed look at the crisis now indicates this crossing will last for some time making the need for sustained support apparent and essential.

Make a Donation Now

Our capacity to see the suffering of others as our own is what will bring us through the coronavirus pandemic with our communities intact and perhaps even strengthened by that simple act of giving whatever we can. Just as we saw Governor’s send ventilators to states with the greatest need, we need to share our resources to the best of our ability with the families we know need it most right now.

How to Donate
Make a check payable to the Milton Family Community
Center AND note in the check memo that your contribution is
for the Yellowjackets Fund and Mail to:
MFCC
PO Box 619
Milton, VT 05468

OR

Go to the MFCC webpage’s How to Donate dropdown menu. Follow the
directions to the Donate Now button. Again, there will be an option to add
a memo message — Make sure to note that your donation is for the
Yellowjackets Fund. Here is the link:

Milton Family Center – How to Donate

For more information contact Vikki Patterson at MFCC by email: vpatterson@miltonfamilycenter.org or by phone: 802.893.1457.