Rally for Change

Anytime you check out at City Market, you can choose to round up your total to the nearest dollar. Each month, we support Feeding Chittenden and other organizations working to strengthen our community.

Total Raised Since Start of Program:

$1,482,011.61

 

In November, you collectively donated $15,748.20

  • $7,874.10 went to Feeding Chittenden (50%)
  • $6,299.28 went to Hunger Free Vermont (40%)
  • $1,574.82 went to Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity (10%)

 

December's Rally for Change Partners

December's 50% Partner:

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. 

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.  Feeding Chittenden is helping to coordinate communities of practice around culturally responsive foods with the intent of introducing a more inclusive, human centered approach to food distribution.  Our order-ahead online system will allow community members to go to our website, select the foods that best meet their needs, and then schedule a time to pick up groceries at our location in the Old North End or have them delivered right to their door.  We are currently piloting this initiative with other programs within Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, our parent organization.

While our Food Shelf is our flagship program, we also operate the following programs and services:

  • Grocery Delivery: helping older adults and people who stay at home due to limited mobility or fragile health access our services through deliveries of groceries and prepared meals
  • Food Rescue: fighting food waste locally by working with local markets and farmers to save ~10,000 lbs of edible, nutritious food every month
  • Hot Meal Program:  providing hot to-go meals each weekday morning
  • Community Kitchen Academy: providing culinary job training and support to people who are un-employed through a partnership with the Vermont Foodbank
  • Good Food Truck: serving meals, groceries and outreach services in collaboration with our CKA program
  • Service Coordination: providing program referrals, case work and support to our guests who need additional services.
December's 40% Partner:
The Intervale Center is a Burlington-based farm and food organization with a mission to strengthen community food systems. We are located within the ancestral home of the Vermont Abenaki people, Winooskik, the place of the wild onions, and are committed to supporting, honoring, and protecting Abenaki survivance and their homeland.
 
The 340 acres we manage along the Winooski River is home to commercial organic farms, community gardens, hiking and ski trails, conservation areas, and a host of Intervale Center-run programs and enterprises. Our impact radiates out, as we grow and plant thousands of native trees for watershed restoration, deliver over a million dollars’ worth of local food to people in our community, conduct agricultural sector research, engage hundreds of people in the work of transforming our food system, support farms with business development and land access services, and leverage our expertise by collaborating with other organizations. Together, these programs and enterprises are uniquely designed to support the development of a food system that provides our community with nourishing food while supporting viable local farms and a healthy planet. 
 
Find out more and get involved here.
December's 10% Partner:
The Hinesburg Community Resource Center (HCRC) is a volunteer driven non-profit organization of neighbors helping neighbors. Our mission is to respond to the needs of Hinesburg area residents while we build community and extend a helping hand by:
 
Providing a Food Shelf to feed our residents and neighbors.
Offering emergency funds for residents in financial crisis.
Giving school vacation food support to families. 
Connecting young families to community and resources while providing support and social opportunities
Lending medical equipment to individuals in need.
 
We have served the Hinesburg area community since 1986, and our goal is to connect people within our town and to ensure that the basic needs of our residents are met. HCRC serves residents of Hinesburg, Huntington, Monkton and Starksboro. The organization is largely run by volunteers, including a completely volunteer-based Board of Directors. Having volunteers so deeply involved in program delivery and governance allows us to put most of our resources into meeting basic needs for residents and providing community programming. HCRC receives funding from the towns it serves, grants and donations from generous individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the community. HCRC also manages the Twice is Nice thrift shop which is located in the center of Hinesburg and sells gently used women’s clothing, accessories and home goods. All proceeds of Twice is Nice goes to all of our community programs.
 
It truly does take a village and we couldn’t do any of this without the support of our donors and volunteers. We are excited and proud to be December’s 10% Partner for City Market’s Rally for Change! All of our programs will benefit from the funds raised by Rally for Change and we’re grateful for the platform to help spread the word about our programs. If you or someone you know is in need, please reach out to the Hinesburg Community Resource Center at 802-482-4946 or email Executive Director Shannon Wheeler at wheeler@hinesburgresource.org
 

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