• 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.

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Special Bingo Benefits Five Local Charities!  @ Sheraton Conference Center | South Burlington | Vermont | United States
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Food Truck Manager Job Opening!

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Do you have that Entrepreneurial spirit? Have you ever thought of operating a Food Truck? The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity / Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) has a new opportunity for the right individual!

As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, the CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year. The Food Truck Manager is responsible for managing the food truck operations including menu and food preparation, supervising CKA student internships, food truck marketing and tracking of the food truck impact in Chittenden County. The Food Truck Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing permits and licensing and all activities associated with food truck maintenance. This position works closely with the CEFS Director and the CEFS Development team.

We’re looking for a highly motivated self-starter able to work with a minimum of supervision. Successful candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in business or human services plus two-four years related experience (culinary experience preferred); solid experience managing food service operations, and supervisory skills necessary to manage the day-to-day operations. View our full job description at the link below.

We offer competitive pay and a great benefit package! Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to: FoodTruck@cvoeo.org

Food Truck Manager

Burlington Subaru Share the Love Event!

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Burlington Subaru’s annual Share The Love event was a tremendous success this year! The Subaru team has officially raised $36,000 for The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf!

$36,000 will provide over 100,000 meals for food insecure people living in Chittenden County. The Food Shelf is grateful for the support of Subaru and the community.

Thank you to everyone who made the Share The Love event so successful!

Gardeners: Grow a Row to Fight Hunger!