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Thank You Morning Meal Volunteers!

Every weekday morning from 6-8:30 and Sundays from 10 to 12, we have volunteers working hard in our kitchen. They chop veggies, flip pancakes, make sandwiches, and pack and distribute meals. When asked why they volunteer at Feeding Chittenden, all three volunteers present one Tuesday morning gave roughly the same answer: wanting to give back [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Anna

Anna, our Donor and Community Engagement Manager, started at Feeding Chittenden as our volunteer coordinator 7 years ago, and has been in her current role for over three years (you might recognize her, since she does most of our TV interviews!). Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Anna was drawn to Feeding Chittenden after doing an AmeriCorps [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Greta

Our newest Faces of Feeding Chittenden spotlight is Greta, a current Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) student! Greta has been cooking all her life, and is already an expert-- each year, she says she’s in charge of not one but Two family Thanksgiving meals. But despite the skills she came in with, she’s still learning valuable [...]

1 Year of Covid-19 Changes

Today marks one year since we adopted our Covid-19 program changes at Feeding Chittenden, and we’re happy to say that we have not had to close down once over the course of the pandemic. It’s been far from easy, and we’ve been forced to make some tough decisions along the way. But we’re proud of [...]

2020 highlights

2020 was a year unlike any other-- the global pandemic led us to change our programs in order to provide food for more families than ever. --The Morning Meal Program serves a hot breakfast to anyone in need and prepares pre-made meals to those who can’t cook for themselves or need immediate hunger relief. This [...]

Combating the Food Shelf Stigma

We couldn't agree more with Gretchen. It’s time to get rid of the stigma around utilizing a food shelf, because food insecurity is not the fault of the person experiencing it. Between covid-19 and its countless impacts, hunger has become a reality for more Vermonters than ever this year. As Gretchen explained, “we’re all having [...]

Congrats CKA fall 2020 graduates!

“What do we do here? Restore people’s spirits through food.” These are the words of Jim Logan, the head Chef instructor of our CKA (Community Kitchen Academy). Today, Rouma, Jess, and Jason officially graduated from the CKA! Over the course of seven weeks, they learned a lot-- Jess says one of the most valuable take-aways [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Marcy

Due to ongoing health concerns, Marcy is a recipient of the Feeding Chittenden Homebound Delivery program, which has served our most at-risk neighbors during the pandemic. This program allows her not only to stay home and cook for herself, but to help feed families throughout her neighborhood. Marcy's chicken soup is a crowd pleaser-- she [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Will Peery

Will has been volunteering at Feeding Chittenden for more than 10 years, averaging 16 hours per week! In pre-Covid times, what he enjoyed most about Feeding Chittenden was "socializing with the staff and customers." Since the start of the pandemic, he has found other things to do on-site, including helping us improve our operating systems [...]

Faces of Feeding Chittenden: Edi Abeneto

Edi is our grocery distribution coordinator, and if you’ve ever been to Feeding Chittenden, you likely recognize him. He’s been working at Feeding Chittenden for 13 years!  Edi believes in the work done at Feeding Chittenden because he sees how hunger impacts all parts of individuals’ lives. He says, “ if we had zero hunger [...]