• 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.

Share the Love

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Burlington Subaru has announced that they are partnering with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) for the third year in a row as part of Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love Event.

From Nov. 19, 2015 to Jan. 2, 2016, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru sold or leased to the customer's choice of six charities; ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals On Wheels Association of America, National Park Foundation, Teach for America or a local nonprofit chosen by the Subaru dealer; at Burlington Subaru, they’ve chosen to support CEFS.

This year Burlington Subaru has set a goal of raising $45,000 for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Thank you Subaru for sharing the love with our organization!

You're Invited to The Good Food Truck Party!

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Are you having a Birthday soon? Looking to throw a party for your company employees?

Consider throwing a house party featuring the Good Food Truck!

How it works: You select the menu and invite your closest friends, family and/or staff.   You or your guests pledge to purchase a meal from the Good Food Truck.  You have a hassle free-party and support a great cause at the same time!  Hear from a happy house party customer below.

“I could not have been happier with the event. I was absolutely thrilled to have friends mingle, support a great cause, and share a good meal right in my yard. Emmet and his staff were delightful and efficient…they made the whole evening go smoothly. Many friends told me that they’d like to have this EVERY Friday night at my house. It was the perfect birthday present.”  

For more information email Emmet Moseley, Good Food Truck Manager and Chef, at emoseley@cvoeo.org today!