• 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 -
Sep
11
Fri
all-day South End Art Hop
South End Art Hop
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day
The Good Food Truck will be vending at the South End Art Hop on September 11th and September 13th. Please go to goodfoodtruckvt.org for more [...]
Sep
13
Sun
4:30 pm The Vermot Zen Center’s Hunger Banquet
The Vermot Zen Center’s Hunger B…
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Vermont Zen Center is raising awareness about hunger around the world and hunger in Vermont by holding a Hunger Banquet on September 13, 2015. [...]
Sep
19
Sat
all-day EatXNE
EatXNE
Sep 19 all-day
The Good Food Truck will be vending at the EatXNE event on September 19th, 2015. Please go to goodfoodtruckvt.org for more information.
Sep
21
Mon
1:00 pm The Humane Society of Chittenden County Pet Food/Supply Giveaway
The Humane Society of Chittenden…
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Humane Society of Chittenden County will be hosting a pet food and pet supply give-away on September 21 from 1pm-4pm in the Food Shelf parking [...]
Oct
3
Sat
all-day The 4th Annual Magic Hat Oktoberfeast
The 4th Annual Magic Hat Oktober…
Oct 3 all-day
The Good Food Truck will be vending at the The 4th Annual Magic Hat Oktoberfeast event on October 3rd, 2015. Please go to goodfoodtruckvt.org for [...]

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The Good Food Truck

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At the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, our mission is to feed people and create opportunities. And that focus lead us to an innovative idea. Our vision was to create and sell tasty food to those who can more easily afford it, from a food truck, and to use that money so that we can create and deliver free meals to those who need it most. From the very same truck. And we called it the Good Food Truck!

The Good Food Truck delivers free meals to low income community members every week from June through November at partner organizations and meal sites throughout Chittenden County. Customers of the Good Food Truck who have a household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty line are eligible for these free, delicious meals featuring globally-inspired flavors and local foods. Our goal this season is to provide 120 days of free meals to low income Vermonters.

When the Good Food Truck is not delivering free meals to low income community members, we are generating the money needed to keep that effort going. Throughout the “Food Truck” season, we operate as a typical food truck. We sell entrees, desserts, drinks and snacks from a fixed-price menu. 100% of the money we generate as a food truck goes towards providing free meals to low income Vermonters.

To learn more about The Good Food Truck, please visit goodfoodtruckvt.org! You can also make a donation today by clicking Donate Now on your screen!