October 11-18, 2018
1 in 7 kids is hungry or food insecure in Chittenden County
The number of homeless children in Chittenden County in 2015
When most people donate to a food drive, they go into their pantries and pull out whatever back-of-the-cupboard canned goods they’re never going to use. Doesn’t that sound familiar? But we discussed how it must feel to be that parent who has to go to the food shelf and try to put together meals that their children will eat out of other peoples’ pantry rejects. We think we can do better.
The goal of the Mindful Food Drive is to purposefully fill the gaps and critical needs of our food shelf, while also providing food to Vermonters struggling with hunger all around the state.
Instead of making food donation a chore, you can now easily make a donation online, to our Virtual Food Drive, or donate your own favorite foods — something you’d feel good about giving to someone else.
Our goal is to donate $500, providing Vermonters with 825 meals.
We aren't waiting for the holiday season to make an impact, because hunger knows no season.
Help us make this autumn a season when more Vermonters can share the harvest. In Chittenden County alone, there are 20,000 people who are food insecure, and we'd like to do our part to help them.
All non-perishable food donations will benefit the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. We are collecting donations through October 18th, 2018.
Drop off food donations at: