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Who We Are

Feeding Chittenden works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, Feeding Chittenden serves over 12,000 people each year.

Feeding Chittenden is a Program of The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO).

Please Meet our Board of Directors here.

Our History

Founded in 1974, Feeding Chittenden was launched as the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. This new organization was created to fight hunger and food insecurity faced by households throughout Chittenden County. The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf initially operated a small pantry program that provided a three-day supply of groceries once per month to a few dozen families.

In response to a growing need for hunger relief services over the years, we have relocated twice to larger sites, including our 1994 move into our current location. Following this latest move to 228 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington, Feeding Chittenden began serving hot meals every weekday and significantly expanded the support and outreach programming we offer in the community.

Today, Feeding Chittenden serves more than 12,000 people each year through a variety of programs.

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With the help of thousands of caring community supporters and volunteers, we look forward to continuing our work to fight hunger, build community and create opportunities for our neighbors facing hunger for many years to come.


Drs. Marko Family Chiropractors 31st Annual Food Drive - November 1st, 3rd, and 5th

  •  Established Patients: November 1st (Monday) Receive complimentary adjustment for food, cash, or check donation
  • New Patients: 3rd – 5th (Wednesday & Friday)Receive x-rays, examination, & first chiropractic adjustment w/ $60 donation
  • There is also a raffle w/ prizes

Trotting of the Turkeys – Saturday, November 6th from 11 am – 12 pm on Church Street

The 8th Annual Trotting of the Turkeys, a benefit for Feeding Chittenden and Burlington Sunrise Rotary. Grab a frozen turkey and trot it down Church Street. Each turkey will be donated to Feeding Chittenden upon completion of your trot.

Shelburne Vineyard Food & Wine Festival – Friday through Sunday, November 6th – 8th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The annual drive collects non-perishable food and cash donations for Feeding Chittenden.

Tom Messner Live at Feeding Chittenden featuring Wild Bill Sargent and Rod Hill from WOKO – Wednesday November 10th

Bring food and monetary donations to Feeding Chittenden to support the annual Turkey Round Up

The Feed Your Neighbor Food & Fund Drive - Saturday, November 20th from 9:00AM – 3:00PM at Costco.

Presented by WIZN, 99.9 The Buzz, and Vermont Federal Credit Union, the annual drive collects non- perishable food and cash donations for Feeding Chittenden

Green Mountain Athletic Association Turkey Trot 5K – Thanksgiving Day

  • Run for charity in the annual Turkey Trot 5K hosted through the Green Mountain Athletic Association! The race will take place at 11am in the Gutterson Field House on the University of Vermont campus. The field house is located at 147 Spear Street, Burlington.
  • Suggested donation of $5 per person ($10 per family) and/or a food Runners are welcome to donate more! All donations will benefit Feeding Chittenden. Checks can be made payable to GMAA. There are no refunds, deferrals or transfers.
  • Find more information here: https://gmaa.run/

*Event details may change*

For more details on events, contact Angela deBettencourt at adebettencourt@cvoeo.org 

Please, check our Facebook and Instagram pages for the most up to date information. 


City Market
Burlington Subaru
Argosy Foundation
Vermont Foodbank
Peoples United Bank
Bend and Jerrys
Chase Moving and Storage
Baker Distributing
Switchback Brewing Co
NBT Bank
Coffee Enterprises
Saint Michaels College
Heart In a Hand
The Francis Foundation
Burlington Labs
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United Way
Healthy Living Market and Cafe
Myers Container Service
Shelburne Vineyard
Tarrant Foundation
Seventh Generation
Cheese and Wine Traders
Northfield Savings Bank
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By supporting Feeding Chittenden, you are making an investment in your community. With your continued support, we can bring about the change necessary to provide opportunities for those who need them most.

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