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Extended SNAP benefits end, putting more pressure on food pantries

SNAP benefits, also called 3SquaresVT, give payments to families looking for food assistance. Extra benefits were given out starting in March 2020. According to the state, these benefits have reached over 40,000 households. Now, more families may be turning to food shelves for help.


Community Kitchen Academy gets new top chef

The Community Kitchen Academy in Burlington has named Jonathan Barzensky as its new chef instructor.


Local organizations preparing to feed people this holiday season

As the holidays approach, some people don't know how they're going to put food on the table for their family's celebration. That is why local organizations are stepping up to help anyone who asks for aid.


Food insecurity in Vermont reached all-time highs during the pandemic. Then came inflation

Vermont food banks say they are seeing an increase in the number of people in need of services, driven in part by inflation and the high cost of living. This comes on the heels of the pandemic, when Vermont experienced record-high levels of food insecurity.


CVOEO Community Resource Center finds new temporary home

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunities community resource center has a new home for the time being. Feeding Chittenden, a branch of CVOEO, is housing the community resource center for now. The VFW building used to be CVOEO”s home base, but when that ended, Feeding Chittenen offered their dining area space.


Burlington daytime shelter moves from downtown to Old North End

A daytime shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Burlington is slated to move from downtown to the Old North End next week, filling what could have been a gap in social services.


A Taste of Home: Nonprofits Deliver Culturally-Appropriate Food to Afghan Refugees

Feeding Chittenden and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants are providing groceries to new arrivals to Vermont from Afghanistan


CVOEO food program going online

Published in Addison County Independent


Celebrating Robert Ostermeyer

It is with broken hearts that the Franklin Grand Isle Community Action team of CVOEO shares that our Director, Robert Ostermeyer, has died.