• 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.

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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. [...]
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all-day Burlington Subaru Share the Love Event!
Burlington Subaru Share the Love…
Nov 20 – Jan 2 all-day
Burlington Subaru is sharing the love again this year! For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased between November 20, 2014 and January 2, 2015, [...]
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2:00 pm Misery Loves Company Cooks For The Food Shelf!
Misery Loves Company Cooks For T…
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Misery Loves Company and a collection of local farms are taking over the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf on Sunday, January 4 to cook a feast [...]

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Localvore Today and Misery Loves Co. Feed Vermonters In Need!

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Localvore Today and Misery Loves. Co have partnered to help feed Vermonters in need this holiday!

Localvore Today has launched a online fundraising campaign to benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Each donation of $20 on the Localvore Today’s website will earn you one entry into their fundraising contest! At the end of the campaign, one person will be chosen randomly from all entries to win a tasting dinner for four at Misery Loves Co., including wine pairings! Each person can donate an unlimited number of times and Localvore encourages each person to donate an unlimited number of times!

The winner will be contacted on Monday, January 5th 2014!

In addition, Misery Loves Company and a collection of local farms are taking over the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf on Sunday, January 4 to cook a feast for those in need! Leading up to big day, we are raising as many donations as we can to aid the mission of feeding Vermonters all year long.

In addition, every $20.00 donation will enter the donor to win a four-person tasting menu, with drink pairings, at Misery Loves Company. A kind gesture to say “thank you” to everyone for giving a little to make a big difference on a neighbor’s dinner table.

Donate Now at Localvore Today!

Burlington Subaru Share the Love Event!

Share the love 2014

Burlington Subaru is sharing the love again this year!

For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased between November 20, 2014 and January 2, 2015, Subaru will donate $250 to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf!

Last year, Burlington Subaru raised $32,000 for the Food Shelf! Help Subaru reach the this years goal of donating $40,000 to the Food Shelf, which would provide 120,000 meals to local Vermonters in need.

Help us Share the Love with Burlington Subaru!

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