• Volunteer at the Food Shelf
    Volunteer at the Food Shelf
    Volunteers are a crucial part of every program at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. The dedicated hearts and hands of the community help us complete the countless tasks that go into providing food for more than 12,000 people every year.
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  • Community Kitchen Academy
    Community Kitchen Academy
    Community Kitchen Academy is a Vermont Foodbank culinary job training program operated at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. To prepare students with the culinary skills necessary to secure jobs in the food service industry, the professional Chef Instructor delivers a proven curriculum.
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  • Homebound Grocery Delivery
    Homebound Grocery Delivery
    In order to address hunger relief for populations with mobility issues, the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf runs a Homebound Delivery program to serve senior citizens and people with disabilities. Each month, staff and volunteers deliver a five-day supply of groceries to homebound clients, providing them with food and a much welcome visit. We currently serve 150 households through the Homebound Delivery program.
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About Us

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year. With your continued support, we can bring about the change necessary to provide opportunities for those who need them most.

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Special Bingo Benefits Five Local Charities!  @ Sheraton Conference Center | South Burlington | Vermont | United States
The Knights of Colombus are hosting a Special Bingo at the Sheraton Conference Center on Sunday, April 12th, 2015. The Bingo event will benefit the [...]

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Feast Against Famine Was A Great Success!

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The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf would like to thank Northfield Savings Bank and all of the sponsors of the Feast Against Famine fundraiser for an incredible and successful event at the Double Tree Hotel. We thank each and every attendee for supporting our fight against hunger. Without the community support of organizations like Northfield Savings Bank and the Feast Against Famine, the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf would not be able to provide critical food assistance to those in need.

Congratulations to this years Ben Blood Award recipient, Allison Weinhagen and City Market Onion River Co-op! And a special thank you to WPTZ News Channel 5, Tom Messner and Scott Delaire!

Burlington Subaru Share the Love Event!

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Burlington Subaru’s annual Share The Love event was a tremendous success this year! The Subaru team has officially raised $42,500 for The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf!

$42,500 will provide over 100,000 meals for food insecure people living in Chittenden County. The Food Shelf is grateful for the support of Subaru and the community.

Thank you to everyone who made the Share The Love event so successful!

Gardeners: Grow a Row to Fight Hunger!