Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS)

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 11,300 people each year. Relying on a broad base of community support to fund its programs, the Food Shelf strives to provide a wide variety of nutritional and easy-to-make food to those in need.

Job Summary: 

Distribution and Warehouse Help
Ongoing dates
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (help especially needed in afternoon)
228 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is busier than ever feeding hungry families in our community. The Food Shelf distributes a monthly five-day supply of groceries to families in need, and needs volunteers to help. You would be working on your feet in their distribution area, interfacing with families and assisting with their food pickup. Volunteers are most needed during the afternoon hours (noon - 4pm).

Kitchen Assistant
Ongoing dates
Monday – Friday 6am-9:30am

Volunteers help the Food Shelf’s chef to prepare food, serve guests and clean up after a daily morning meal service that feeds approximately 150 people per day. No previous cooking experience is required. Interested volunteers will go through a separate, brief interview with the morning meal staff as part of their orientation process.

The Food Shelf also houses a Sunday dinner during the summer months (May-August). On Sundays in the summer, community volunteers help to provide dinner at the Food Shelf for between 100-200 guests. Sunday volunteers are needed from 4:30 PM – 7 PM to assist in preparing the meal, serving guests and cleaning up after the meal service.

Contact Info: 

Anna McMahon - - 802-658-7939 ext. 24

228 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington, 05401