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.
Use your voice on behalf of hungry families in our community
Over the next few days, Congress will decide the fate of hunger-relief programs like TEFAP and SNAP in the Farm Bill, and we need to mobilize thousands of phone calls to make sure they protect hungry families by investing in TEFAP and protecting SNAP.
We are joining anti-hunger organizations across the country for a national-call in day, and we need you to use your voice on behalf of hungry families in our community. Please make a phone call to your Members of Congress today and help ensure that struggling Americans still have access to programs that help put food on the table.
Calling Congress is easy! Here’s how:
• Call our advocacy hotline at (888) 398-8702
• Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted. Connect to your Representative first. Once you are connected to your Representative, state that you are a constituent and give your name and your hometown. Be sure to give the name of the food bank or local agency you are affiliated with as well.
• Let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
As your constituent and [supporter/employee] of [food bank/local agency name], I am calling you today to ask you to oppose cutting SNAP and ensure that $300 million is invested in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for food banks in the final Farm Bill. I understand the need to reduce the deficit, but increasing hunger is not the way to do it.
• Dial back in to make sure you talk to both of your Senators and your Representative.
• Recruit others by spreading the word through your social media channels.
Burlington Subaru Share the Love 2013
Over the last five years, Subaru owners have helped Burlington Subaru donate $25 million to charity by purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the “Share the Love” event. So again Subaru is offering a great deal on any new Subaru, and with every new vehicle purchased or leased Subaru is donating $250 to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf!
Bring in one or more non-perishable food items to Burlington Subaru and receive $5 off of your Subaru service bill.
Like and follow Burlington Subaru on Facebook for additional opportunities to raise money for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf up to $1,000 – No purchase required!