• 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.

10th Annual Feast Against Famine


Looking for ways for your business to give back?

Join Northfield Savings Bank in the fight against hunger and become a sponsor today!

The 10th Annual St. Patty’s Day Feast Against Famine fundraiser to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf will be held March 10, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. Emceed by Tom Messner and Scott Delaire, the evening begins with a silent auction and cocktail hour, followed by a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. To conclude, NSB will honor a local business that is making a difference in the community with the Ben Blood Anti-Hunger Award.

Created in 2006 by a dedicated group of Northfield Savings Bank employees, the event has since become the largest annual fundraiser for the Food Shelf totaling more than $285,000 since its inception.

For information on ways to get involved, please contact Tracy Davis, Northfield Savings Bank Senior Community Banking Officer, at tracy.davis@nsbvt.com.

Community Kitchen Academy – Accepting Applications!


CLICK the picture above to view an application

Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) is currently accepting applications for student enrollment in its successful culinary job training program!

For more information please contact Brian Dermody, Senior Chef Instructor at 802-540-2572.

The next CKA Burlington program is scheduled to begin April 25th, 2015.

CKA is a statewide program of the Vermont Foodbank that has partnered locally with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf since 2009. There have been twenty sessions in Burlington, graduating 139 students. The program continues to be very successful and has a deep and lasting impact for participants and the community. Overall, in Burlington 91% of graduates have successfully been employed. 75% have retained that job. And, 13% went on to pursue higher education. Each year, the students in Burlington produce approximately 50,000 meal servings to help those at risk of hunger.

Community Kitchen Academy is a 13-WEEK, Full-Time Job Training Program featuring:
• Hands-on experience
• Certifications
• Attendance bonus
• Financial assistance – no cost to qualified individuals
• Job placement support
• Potential to even earn college credits!

This program is FREE for eligible participants.

You’re Invited to The Good Food Truck Party!

house party

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! Or click the photo above to be directed to goodfoodtruckvt.org