228 North Winooski Ave Burlington, VT 05401


"Burlington, VT"

The CEFS food shelf is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The Champlain (Chittenden) Emergency Food Shelf  flagship program is their food shelf, where they provide a monthly five-day supply of groceries to families in need. They also offer fresh produce and bread three days per week.

Community Kitchen is a Vermont Foodbank culinary job training program operated at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf 14-week sessions of Community Kitchen contains 10-12 students. Prepares these students with the culinary skills necessary to secure jobs in the food service industry, the professional Chef Instructor delivers a proven curriculum . Students learn about safe kitchen practices.

Students also undergo ServSafe training—a nationally recognized certification program essential to safety in food production and storage. The combination of this specialized culinary skills training and the work readiness training ensures that upon graduation, students will be certified professionals ready and qualified to gain employment in the food service industry.

In addition to job training, Community Kitchen rescues produce, meat and other foods that would otherwise be wasted from restaurants, farms and food service companies. Students work with instructors to cook the food and produce meals that are then cryovac sealed and sent out to the Soup Kitchen and Burlington Emergency Shelter.

Partners of the Champlain (Chittenden) Emergency Food Shelf include:

Vermont Foodbank
Argosy Foundation
Ben and Jerry's
Burlington Labs
City Market
Cheese Traders
Chittenden Bank
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Healthy Living Market
The Kelsey Trust
LZ Francis Foundation
Myers Container Services
Northfield Savings Bank
St. Michael’s College
Seventh Generation
Shelburne Supermarket
Tarrant Family Foundation
United Way of Chittenden County




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