The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf currently offers pre-packed boxes of groceries for curbside pick-up Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
The Chittenden Country Food Shelf runs a Homebound Delivery program to serve senior citizens and people with disabilities. Each month, staff and volunteers deliver a five-day supply of groceries to homebound clients.
The Good Food Truck provides meals from June through November at partner organizations and meal sites throughout Chittenden County.
JUMP operates a drop-in emergency assistance center at the First Congressional Church of Burlington, which is open Tuesday through Friday mornings. The center offers hospitality and spiritual care; financial assistance with basic needs through vouchers used at local businesses for food, gasoline, bus passes, laundromat use, identification, utility payments and prescription medications and more; take-away items such as food, toiletries, household cleaners childcare items and non-perishable nutritious food items; support groups and other programming in collaboration with partner organizations.
The Salvation Army offers a combination of non-perishable food, government surplus items, juice and cereal for pick-up Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Free meals are offered to anyone in need Monday – Saturday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Meals are often prepared by groups, churches, companies and individuals who either bring food or prepare it on site.
The Drop-In Center is a safe and welcoming place where youth ages 14 to 24 can eat a hot meal, use a computer or phone, do laundry, get clothing, take a shower and meet other basic needs. The Drop-In Center is open each weekday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Lunch and dinner are served every weekday at 12:00pm and 5:00pm.
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf operates the county’s soup kitchen. It is open to the entire community and serves a hot meal Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 8:30am and offers hot meals to-go on Sunday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm.
The classes at The Learning Kitchen are designed to improve food security for families with limited budgets. In a series of six lessons, participants engage in hands-on cooking and nutrition education activities that focus on balancing and planning meals, stretching food dollars to maximize nutrition, shopping strategies and cooking techniques. Classes are taught by local chefs and trained nutrition educators.
3SquaresVT helps Vermonters stretch their food budgets and put three square meals per day on their tables. 3SquaresVT is a federal USDA program administered in Vermont by the Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division.
WIC helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.