The Shelter at Moose River

NEKCA has 5 locations throughout the Northeast Kingdom that offer direct access to healthy food and other essential items including hygiene products, diapers and wipes as well as programs to support food security long-term.

Also, keep an eye out in your town for our mobile units! A schedule for Pop-up Outreach Services is coming soon!

Direct Food Access provided at NEKCA:

  • St. Johnsbury Marketplace offers healthy foods including fresh produce in a welcoming and dignified environment. Additionally, a clothing boutique and cafe make for a warm, community atmosphere. 
  • Food Shelves in Newport, Canaan, and Island Pond we offer direct access to healthy foods. 

We can also help you apply for: 

  • 3SquaresVT ( is a federal USDA program (formerly called “food stamps”) that can help stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day. 
  • Commodities Supplemental Food Program access to supplemental non-perishable food items for low-income seniors. 
  • Farm to Family Coupons will help you buy fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at participating Famers’ Markets.

More Food Access Resources:

This helpful Directory maps out where, when, and how to access food across the Northeast Kingdom.

Directorio en Español 

Répertoire en Français

Come Visit our Outreach Locations or give us a call today!

1 (855) 663 -5244

Saint Johnsbury Marketplace
115 Lincoln Street
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 8:30am-4pm
Wed | 10am-4pm

Newport Food Shelf
70 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 12pm – 3pm

Newport Parent Child Center Mini-Market
371 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Mon – Fri | 8am – 4pm

Cannan Food Shelf
253 Gale St
Canaan, VT 05855

Mon & Fri | 8am – 4pm
Tuesdays | 9am-1pm
Wednesday | 9am-6pm
Thursday | 9am-4pm

Island Pond Food Shelf
49 Mill St
Island Pond, VT 05846

Tuesday | 12pm – 4pm
Thursday | 8am-12pm

What Participants Have to Say

"I love this place and the staff! The new Marketplace is awesome!"

“You all do a very good job at what we have seen. You all have warm helpful thing for all of us that go there. Without your food shelf I know I would not make it through the month. Thank you very much.”

“Today we had a new senior community member join our NEKCA services. We were able to talk with them and convince them that it was OK- they weren't taking food from anyone who ‘needed it more’."

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