Giving Story

Feeding Chittenden

Burlington, VT

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"Over the last year, Feeding Chittenden has pivoted from a congregate meal site to curbside pickup of pre-bagged and boxed groceries, as well as increased deliveries to older adults, people who have a disability, are sick or injured, or are unable to leave their home. Additionally, a hotline for emergency deliveries was created to get immediate hunger relief to households who could not visit our location and had nowhere else to turn for help "

                                            ~Feeding Chittenden

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"In response to the inquiry around expanding food access, Feeding Chittenden is evolving from a Food Shelf to a Food Access Center, with the intent to reduce barriers for vulnerable Vermonters in need of assistance, including New Americans, Veterans, people of color, people experiencing homelessness, and children."

Nominated by:

Ray Racine- Senior Control Systems Engineer

South Burlington, VT


Read My Hallam Story

"Feeding Chittenden has been serving the North End of Burlington since 1974. Hallam-ICS provided funding to the group through our Giving Tree and has provided several groups (on our Service Days) to assist in the heroic efforts these folks put forth. They began, as their name implies, as a Food Shelf – providing food to hungry people. Today, they distribute 2.2 million pounds of food to over 12,000 people. They serve hot meals daily and converted to a “to go” model during Covid. They train people in their kitchen for jobs in restaurants and place over 90% of their students. The deliver food to people who can’t get out. They rescue food that would be wasted by the food industry. And, their “Good Food Truck” extends their reach by taking meals out into the broader community. I am proud that Hallam-ICS supports the great work of these fantastic people "

~ Ray Racine

40 years