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Piloting our Order-Ahead Program

(Local 22 & 44) Anna, our donor & community engagement manager, discussed our new pilot program that takes a human centered approach with an order-ahead delivery system that aims to include culturally relevant foods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUPRy8CObyc

A New Class of Community Kitchen Academy Graduates!

Cheers to Feeding Chittenden’s 34th Community Kitchen Academy class! Chefs Jim and Dave were extremely impressed with these students-- they made some true “five star” meals in Feeding Chittenden’s kitchen during the past couple of months, and distributed a total of 1,300 pounds of delicious free food to their community. Curtis, Jay, Greta, Jenna, and [...]

Thank You Food Rescue Volunteers!

Our Food Rescue program is a important part of our work to increase food access while decreasing waste, and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers! Every week, they rescue the fresh foods that grocery stores can no longer sell so that they can be distributed for free to our neighbors. [...]

A Letter to Our Amazing Volunteers

Dear Volunteers, On behalf of CVOEO, Feeding Chittenden (FC), and those we serve, I would like to give a huge thank you for your commitment to our community. As change is the only constant in life, it is not uncommon that any one of us may suddenly find ourselves faced with hardship. When this happens, the [...]

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 [...]