• 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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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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Urgent Volunteer Needs

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Experienced tailor/ seamstress:
The Food Shelf is looking for a volunteer who can commit to 1 or 2 volunteer shifts a month to help with mending clothes for our morning hot meal program guests.Our wonderful long-time volunteer seamstress, Cecilia, is retiring within the next month, and the search is on for a volunteer with the skills to fix zippers, mend tears, and patch holes! This volunteer should have their own sewing supplies, be comfortable interacting with people from many different backgrounds and be able to work with sensitivity toward people who are struggling with homelessness.
Please forward this request to any friends or family who may be a good fit for this position!

Homebound Delivery Driver:
The Food Shelf’s Homebound Delivery Program serves approximately 150 people per month by delivering groceries to seniors and people with disabilities which prevent them from making the trip to the Food Shelf every month. Volunteer
delivery drivers should be able to use their own vehicle for deliveries, be comfortable working with people and be able to lift at least 30 lbs.

Please contact Anna McMahon at amcmahon@cvoeo.org, if you are interesting in learning more about these opportunities!