Welcomed with Culturally-Appropriate Food

Welcomed with Culturally-Appropriate Food "I would say I’m the luckiest" New American, Hedayat Arya, spoke to NECN & NBC10 Boston’s Jack Thurston for the new story: A Taste of Home: Nonprofits Deliver Culturally-Appropriate Food to Afghan Refugees In the past forty years, an estimated 8,000 refugees have resettled in Vermont – most concentrated in the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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