Stories

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 [...]

Thanksgiving 2021 with Feeding Chittenden

Feeding Chittenden is committed to providing food assistance and resources to our community this holiday season.  Our primary goal is to maintain the health and safety of recipients, volunteers, partners, and staff. GET HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON You do not need to bring an ID, utility bills, or pay stubs. We will ask some basic [...]

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 [...]

Thanksgiving 2020 with Feeding Chittenden

Thanksgiving will look different for each of us this year, but Feeding Chittenden is committed to providing food assistance and resources to our community this holiday season.  Our primary goal is to maintain the health and safety of recipients, volunteers, partners, and staff. Since the onset of COVID-19, Feeding Chittenden has  seen a 38% increase [...]