Central Vermont Families & Friends United


Help Us Build Community Together!

Central Vermont Families & Friends United (CVFUN) works to create social and recreational opportunities for the developmental-disabilities community with a mission of recreation and inclusion. CVFUN events are a safe space for underserved adults and their personal support network of family, friends, and service providers, anchored in monthly themed dances (the tropics, rock & roll, country western, Hollywood, and Halloween), game nights, arts & crafts, sports and athletic outings, movie nights, nature exploration, and karaoke. A new series, Ice Breakers: Mocktails & Mingling, provides a dedicated time and space for community member actively seeking new friendships. We work to become a conduit between our tight-knit developmental-disabilities community and the Central Vermont community at large while celebrating the many talents of our participants. We are passionate about our mission of social connection through recreation!

Just Food Hub

We are raising awareness in our local communities about real organic and fair-traded food, worker coops, and corporate consolidation in the food system. Our products include high-quality and affordable artisan food like coffee, chocolate, tea, and hot sauce from cooperative farms in the Global South and small US organic farms.

Just Food Hub’s mission is to offer community groups, like CVFUN, a regular fundraiser for their valuable work in our communities. We do this by selling these wonderful foods online and giving the profits to the community group. CVFUN receives 25% of all purchases when you click CVFUN at checkout. We offer free delivery of your purchases in 18 towns including Barre, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Montpelier, and Plainfield and can ship them elsewhere for a $10 charge.

Just Food Hub collaborates with Equal Exchange, a worker coop that develops a noncapitalist people-centered food system that brings food justice and integrity to the US family table. Equal Exchange endorses organic and sustainable farming practices and democratic and worker-owned farming cooperatives throughout the Global South, Palestine, and the United States.

In addition to helping you eat well and building strong local economies and community groups, we are working to address the climate crisis and food insecurity. Join us and be the change you want to see in the world.

Orders of $75 or more will come with a free natural cotton shopping bag.