MFCC is seeking new Board Members to join our team. We are looking for individuals with diverse skill sets, and those who are passionate about supporting children and families in our community. Skill sets that we are interested in include: Construction/Contractor, Marketing, Human Resources, Advocacy, Business, Finance, Strategic Planning, Management, Fundraising, Law, Early Childhood Education, Health, Human Services, Social Networking, and more. https://miltonfamilycenter.org/board-of-directors/
On Saturday May 18th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the Colchester-Milton Rotary will host their annual “Fill the Truck” event at the Milton Hannaford parking lot, located at 259 Route 7 South, Milton, VT 05468 to benefit the MFCC Emergency Food Shelf. Last year, their event brought in 1,224 pounds of food to the MFCC Emergency Food Shelf. This year, we are hoping that amount will be doubled! Please join in on this amazing opportunity to fill our food shelf.
It is unfortunate that hunger is such a large issue in our community. According to information on Hunger Free Vermont’s website:
- 1,699 Children who attend Milton schools receive free or reduced cost lunches (26%)
- 59,882 Vermonters live in food insecure households, meaning they don’t have regular access to nutritious food (10%)
- 17,726 Vermont children under the age of 18 live in food insecure households (15%)
- 9,746 Vermont adults over 60 live in food insecure households (6%)
In the greater Milton community, this translates to a steadily increasing number of families seeking assistance with putting food on their table. The food shelf here at MFCC serves approximately 150 families every month. Fortunately, neighbors like you, care enough to help us help them.
The mission of the Milton Family Community Center is: “To build strong communities by empowering individuals and families through quality, innovative programs.” Our food shelf is one of those programs available to residents of Milton and its neighboring communities.
See more about this and other events here: Calendar & Events
In February, Brian McKeown Program Manager / Bags 4 My Cause for Hannaford Supermarkets, reached out to us with an amazing opportunity. Here is what he said:
“In 2018 Hannaford offered the fresh Cookbook to shoppers for a $10 purchase price that included a $5 donation to local non-profits that had been selected by Hannaford. This wonderful program resulted in Hannaford distributing over $50,000 to local non-profits in support of their efforts to impact our local communities. There is now a second opportunity for all local non-profits to benefit from the fresh Cookbook!We would like to offer our remaining inventory of the fresh Cookbook AT NO COST to non-profits across the 5 states where we do business. This gives you the opportunity to sell the book for up to $10.00 (this price is on the cover) and keep all funds raised for your organization. We hope that this free cookbook can help to support the great work that you do to keep our communities healthy.”
These beautiful cookbooks are available for sale NOW for $10 each at 23 Villemaire Lane, and will be available at events for purchase as well. Please, buy a Cookbook from us today!
Due to the generous funding from the Seventh Generation’s Toxin Free Infants and Toddlers Grant, MFCC was able to replace the old, worn and tattered carpet in one of our Early Childhood Classrooms! The misson of the grant supports organizations that help create awareness of the need for a toxin-free indoor environment, and/or help child care homes and centers, preschools, and other early childhood programs serving newborns through age 5 to create safe and healthy indoor environments. Being non-profit, program tuition and fees go right back into direct services, which means we rely heavily on outside funding sources for building improvement projects. Thank you, Seventh Generation, for being a local champion for our youngest children!