• 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.

- Upcoming Events -
May
30
Sat
all-day Free YMCA Fitness Classes!
Free YMCA Fitness Classes!
May 30 all-day
On Saturday, May 30th the YMCA will be offering free fitness classes for both members and non-members WITH a donation of food or funds to [...]
Jun
1
Mon
10:00 am Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers Massive Garage Sale!
Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers …
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm
Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers Massive Garage Sale is coming! Save the date: Monday June 1st to Sunday June 7th, 10am to 7pm. Over 30,000 [...]
Jun
6
Sat
10:00 am Super Summer Book Sale
Super Summer Book Sale
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
To encourage lots of summer reading for readers of all ages, the Friends of the Fletcher Free Library will be holding the Super Summer Book [...]
Jul
10
Fri
7:00 pm Lake Monster Game Benefits The Food Shelf on July 10th!
Lake Monster Game Benefits The F…
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Food Shelf is teaming up with the Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday, July 10th 2015! On Friday, July 10th the Vermont Lake Monsters will [...]

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Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers Partner with CEFS for Annual Garage Sale Event

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SAVE THE DATE! Cheese Traders Massive Garage Sale is coming soon!

The Garage Sale starts Monday June 1st and goes until Sunday June 7th, every day from 10am to 7pm! Over 30,000 bottles of wine on sale and deals of up to 70% OFF wines, cheeses and gourmet foods!
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf will be accepting donations from Garage Sale customers throughout and the week! Even better, Cheese Trader’s will match up to $3,000 of customer donations to benefit CEFS!

Check out more deals and details at www.cheesetraders.com!