Feeding Chittenden to change name, expand mission

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Burlington’s Feeding Chittenden is expanding to reach more people in the Champlain Valley. And the food shelf’s new mission is reflected in a new name.

Feeding Chittenden is becoming Feeding Champlain Valley.

The food assistance program is part of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity and already reaches folks beyond Chittenden County, and CVOEO’s Emmet Moseley says the new name better reflects that. “I mean, I think that the number one thing is resources, having a network of food hubs,” he said.

Moseley runs a food shelf out of Addison County, part of an effort to offer door-to-door food delivery, He says the expansion efforts are welcome to address hunger in the area. “There are probably five to seven thousand food insecure people in Addison County alone. So, I mean, at any given time sort of ten to fifteen percent of the population. So, there is really a lot of room for growth,” he said.

The goal is to create more food hub warehouses and more door-to-door services. There are already three locations in Colchester, Middlebury, and Sheldon.