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    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 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
    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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Apr
1
Tue
9:00 am One Bottle One Meal Benefits the Food Shelf
One Bottle One Meal Benefits the…
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 @ 9:00 am
One Bottle One Meal Benefits the Food Shelf @ Wild Oats Wines
Farrell Distributing and Wild Oats Wines has generously partnered with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf as a participant in the One Bottle One Meal program. [...]
Aug
22
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5:00 pm ArtsRiot Truck Stop
ArtsRiot Truck Stop
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ArtsRiot and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf are excited to team up again for the 2nd Annual ArtsRiot Truck Stop! Up to a dozen or [...]
11:00 pm ArtsRiot Truck Stop
ArtsRiot Truck Stop
Aug 22 @ 11:00 pm
ArtsRiot and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf are excited to team up again for the 2nd Annual ArtsRiot Truck Stop! Up to a dozen or [...]
Aug
29
Fri
5:00 pm ArtsRiot Truck Stop
ArtsRiot Truck Stop
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ArtsRiot and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf are excited to team up again for the 2nd Annual ArtsRiot Truck Stop! Up to a dozen or [...]
11:00 pm ArtsRiot Truck Stop
ArtsRiot Truck Stop
Aug 29 @ 11:00 pm
ArtsRiot and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf are excited to team up again for the 2nd Annual ArtsRiot Truck Stop! Up to a dozen or [...]

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Channel 5 Live Broadcast from ArtsRiot Truck Stop Food & Fund Drive

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Meteorologist Tom Messner of WPTZ Channel 5 will be heading down to 400 Pine Street on August 29th to broadcast live from the ArtsRiot Truck Stop!

During this event, the Food Shelf and Channel 5 will be collecting donations of food and funds. A portion of all food and drink sales from food truck vendors will go to support the Food Shelf, too!

Mark your calendars and tell your friends about this event – it’s sure to be a fun time!

Plus, if you stick around after dinner, the Truck Stop Bandstand – presented by Signal Kitchen – starts every Friday at 8pm right as the Truck Stop is winding down. This all-ages event features artists like Bob Log III and ROUGH FRANCIS in August.