17
Apr-2009

COMMUNITY KITCHEN FOUNDER AND NATIONAL HUNGER ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT CHITTENDEN EMERGENCY FOOD SHELF

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

Vermont Foodbank Contact: Judy Stermer
Phone: (802) 477-4108
Email: jstermer@vtfoodbank.org

Hunger activist Robert Egger founded DC Central Kitchen in 1989 to provide a comprehensive solution to poverty, hunger and homelessness. Egger pioneered the Culinary Job Training program to equip unemployed and underemployed men and women with the life and professional skills needed to have a successful career in the food service industry.

This Thursday, April 16th at 1:00pm Robert Egger will speak to the students of Burlington’s Community Kitchen, a program of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and the Vermont Foodbank.

Community Kitchen is a 14-week culinary job training program based on Robert Egger’s model. Participants are trained in food handling and preparation techniques, kitchen safety, and life and professional skills to give them the tools they need to succeed in today’s job market.

“We are thrilled to have Robert Egger come to our Community Kitchen,” says Chef Instructor Brian Dermody, “Our students will be inspired and motivated to succeed as they move towards graduation and sustainable employment.”

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About the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
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 11,300 people each year. To learn more, visit www.feedingchittenden.org.

About the Vermont Foodbank
Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of 270 food pantries, soup kitchen, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed nearly 6.5 million pounds of food to the more than 66,000 needy Vermonters who request charitable food assistance.  The Vermont Foodbank is a nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation.  For facts and figures on hunger and poverty, to sign-up to receive our newsletter, to find a food shelf in your community, and to learn about the Federal Nutrition Programs, visit us on the web at www.vtfoodbank.org

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