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FAN Friday – Learning about Stay-at-Home Deliveries

During the month of February, we want to highlight aspects of the Food Access Network (FAN). This week, we interviewed Julia MacGibeny, the Access Center Manager and Susanna Penfield, the Chittenden County Food Access Coordinator to learn more their insights about the program and its many benefits!   The Food Access Network provides many services [...]

Major cuts to SNAP benefits, effects yet to be seen

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is part of a USDA program that helps feed families and individuals who make under a certain income, most often near or below the poverty line. The SNAP program, known in Vermont as 3SquaresVT, has been feeding Vermonters by offering nutrition assistance to over 67,800 vulnerable families and individuals [...]

A Taste of Home: Nonprofits Deliver Culturally-Appropriate Food to Afghan Refugees

(NECN & NBC10 Boston) "A nonprofit partnership in Vermont is helping Afghan refugees adapt to their new lives in the United States— starting with groceries. 'I’m really enjoying being here in Vermont,' said Hedayat Arya, one of a wave of refugees from Afghanistan who have come to Vermont in recent weeks and months. 'We are [...]

Celebrating Thirty Years of Collaboration with City Market

City Market and Feeding Chittenden’s partnership first began over three decades ago when the two organizations were neighbors on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s Old North End. During that time, City Market would provide “food rescue” donations and worked with hunger relief advocates to encourage its patrons to make food & fund donations. Once City [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Raven, a CKA Graduate

Raven was going through a bit of a rough patch when she first heard about Feeding Chittenden’s Community Kitchen Academy. Between working 12 hour shifts at a job she did not feel attached to, taking online community college classes, and cooking dinner for her family almost every night, she felt understandably burnt out. That was [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Charlie Siegchrist of The Barber Farm

The Barber Farm is a unique and special place-- everything grown there is donated to organizations like Feeding Chittenden. Jean and Charlie Siegchrist have been managing the farm since 1979 (Jean grew up on the farm). But it’s been around much longer than that; settled in 1774, the farm pioneered agri-tourism 150 years ago and [...]

Tips for Donating Fresh Produce…

We at Feeding Chittenden believe that everyone should have access to nourishing food, including fresh produce. We are grateful that our work is centered in the great community of Chittenden County where we have farms and gardens growing nutrient rich produce all around us. As we receive a lot of this wonderful donations throughout the [...]

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