• 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.

Food Shelf announces goal to collect 3,500 turkeys for Thanksgiving

Queen City Saints

Everyone deserves a chance to enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones.

That's why the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf has made it our goal to collect 3,500 turkeys this holiday season. We are also encouraging donations of other traditional holiday foods like cranberry sauce, yams/sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, stuffing mix, rice and assorted seasonal vegetables.

If you are interested in helping us reach our holiday donation goal, please visit us at 228 North Winooski Ave in Burlington.
Our hours:
* 8am-4pm Monday-Friday throughout the month of November
* November 17 & 18: 8am-6pm
* Saturday, November 19: 10am-2pm

Let's make sure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving!

City Market’s ‘Rally for Change’ Program Donating 90% of Proceeds to Food Shelf in November


For the month of November, City Market will be donating 90% of the proceeds of their "Rally for Change" program to support the Food Shelf!

City Market's Rally for Change allows patrons of the co-op to round up the total of their bill to the nearest dollar at the cash registers. Then, all of these small amounts total up to a BIG donation at the end of the month!

City Market is an amazing supporter of the Food Shelf and donates 50% of the proceeds from this program to the Food Shelf every month, year-round.

If you visit the co-op this holiday season, remember to participate in City Market’s Rally for Change program and round up your bill to the nearest dollar at the cash register!

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