• 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.

- Upcoming Events -
Apr
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Tue
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. [...]
May
2
Fri
8:00 am Dig Deep for the Food Shelf
Dig Deep for the Food Shelf
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 4 @ 5:00 pm
Bibens Ace Hardware will be hosting the Dig Deep For the Food Shelf food and fund drive at the Ace Hardware locations in Colchester, Essex, [...]

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One Bottle One Meal Program to Benefit CEFS

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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. The One Bottle One Meal program fights to provide malnourished Americans and children with meals by donating a portion of every bottle of Wild Oats Wines sold to a local organization like ours.

Help us to feed Chittenden by purchasing a bottle of Wild Oats Wine! A portion of each purchase will go directly to our services provided at the Food Shelf. This program will continue to support the Food Shelf throughout the year of 2014!

Seeking Students for the Community Kitchen Academy

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