• 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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7:00 pm Lake Monster Game Benefits The Food Shelf on July 10th!
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Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Food Shelf is teaming up with the Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday, July 10th 2015! On Friday, July 10th the Vermont Lake Monsters will [...]

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The Food Shelf Mural is Complete!

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The Food Shelf’s Grocery Distribution shelves have recently been transformed! Thanks to City Market and the March proceeds from their Rally for Change program the Food Shelf has been host to artist, Tara Goreau, throughout the months of April and May.

With the support of City Market, Tara Goreau has designed and painted a mural celebrating the people, food and programs of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Tara’s colorful mural subjects include volunteer homebound delivery drivers, farmers who donate to the Food Shelf, community supporters of our work and families coming to pick up food from the Food Shelf. Tara’s mural has brightened up our grocery room considerably.

Thanks to City Market and Tara, our food shelf space now reflects the welcoming, cheerful and warm atmosphere created by volunteers and staff.