28
Apr-2009

CHITTENDEN EMERGENCY FOOD SHELF HOSTS COMMUNITY PARTY FOR HOMEBOUND CLIENTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rachel Moss
Phone: (802) 658-7939 ext 23
Email: rmoss@cvoeo.org

On April 30th, the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is hosting a community dinner for all the participants in the Homebound Delivery program, their friends and families and our dedicated volunteers.  In order to address hunger relief for populations with mobility issues, the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf runs a Homebound Delivery program to serve isolated senior citizens and people with disabilities.

“For many of the people attending, it will be their first time leaving their homes in weeks or months,” say Alice Anton, program coordinator. “The Food Shelf is trying to foster a sense of community and let the program participants know they are not alone.”

Each month, staff and volunteers deliver a five-day supply of groceries to homebound clients, providing them with food and a much welcome visit. The Homebound program currently serves 149 households in the Chittenden County.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 30th from 4pm to 7pm. All guests will enjoy an Italian dinner compliments of dedicated volunteer Bob Maritano and will be served by waiters on loan from Souza’s Churrascaria, a Brazilian Steak House in Burlington. Entertainment will be provided by a University of Vermont a cappella singing group. Raffle items were donated by Dakin Farm for this special event.

CEFS is looking for volunteer drivers to help out with the event. Please contact Alice Anton at 802/658-7939, ext. 25 or email her at aanton@cvoeo.org if you are interested.

About the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf:

The Chittenden 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 11,000 people each year. Please visit www.feedingchittenden.org for more information.

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