Feeding Chittenden pilots food kiosks in Addison County

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As the problem of food insecurity persists in Addison County, a community organization is offering door-to-door food delivery and piloting a new service to help keep up with orders.

As an idea born from the pandemic, Feeding Chittenden began a grocery delivery program in 2021. Officials at the hub in Addison County say they deliver 120 to 180 orders per month, and with more than 200 households signed up for the service, they’re running a waitlist.

Officials at the hub say there are only three food pantries in Addison County, which puts more pressure on the program. To ease the mountain of deliveries and the lack of pantries, they’re piloting food kiosks, where orders would be left until clients could pick them up.

Stephen Ask of Ferrisburg has been using Feeding Chittenden’s stay-at-home grocery delivery for six months. He says food is expensive and mobility challenges with his leg and arm make it difficult to bring goods back from a food bank.