The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is offering services to federal employees who have been impacted by the government shutdown.

Others who may be affected by the shutdown, including those who were in the process of applying for federal nutrition assistance programs and are unsure of the status of their benefits, are also encouraged to access nutritional assistance services through the Food Shelf.

Groceries, as well as perishable items like fresh produce and bread, will be available for those in need of assistance.  The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is located at 228 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington and the grocery distribution area is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Food Shelf staff will be on hand to answer any questions and guide guests through the intake process.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf at 802-658-7939 ext. 23 for more information.