The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year.
The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf relies on a broad base of community support to fund its programs. We are funded primarily through the generosity of the local community with over 60% of donations coming directly from individuals, faith groups, local businesses and other community organizations. CEFS receives grants from The United Way, local towns and cities, as well as foundations.
Some of our major corporate, organizational and foundation donors include:
Ben and Jerry’s
People’s United Bank
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Healthy Living Market
The Kelsey Trust
LZ Francis Foundation
Myers Container Services
Northfield Savings Bank
St. Michael’s College
Tarrant Family Foundation
United Way of Chittenden County
Switchback Brewing Company
People Making Good Public Relations
Special thanks to Michael Stein for providing us with many of the wonderful photos you see on this site.