Feeding Chittenden works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, Feeding Chittenden serves over 12,000 people each year.
Through our food shelf, we provide a week's supply of groceries to local families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. In addition to addressing immediate hunger, our food shelf aims to alleviate the financial burden on struggling households by offering nutritious food options free of charge.
Our dedicated team of volunteers works tirelessly to ensure that our shelves are stocked with a diverse range of pantry staples, fresh produce, dairy products, and proteins, catering to different dietary needs and preferences.
HOT MEAL PROGRAM
Feeding Chittenden operates as the county's largest hot meals program, dedicated to addressing hunger and food insecurity among individuals and families. Our mission is to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. We believe that access to nutritious meals is a fundamental right, and we strive to make a positive impact by providing a hot meal to anyone who walks through our doors.
COMMUNITY KITCHEN ACADEMY
Community Kitchen Academy is a culinary job training program operated in partnership between Feeding Chittenden and the Vermont Foodbank. Students gain the professional and interpersonal skills they need to find and retain employment in the hospitality industry. Meals prepared in the program are used to fight hunger in the community.
STAY AT HOME DELIVERY
In order to address hunger relief for populations with mobility issues, the program’s mission is to serve senior citizens and people with disabilities. Each month, staff and volunteers deliver a five-day supply of groceries to clients, providing them with food and a much welcomed visit.
THE GOOD FOOD TRUCK
Feeding Chittenden hits the road in the Good Food Truck to help people who are hungry, create opportunities for people who are unemployed, and unite the community around the fight against hunger.
We're so grateful to all the donors and volunteers who make this work possible.