The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is offering services to federal employees who have been impacted by the government shutdown.
Others who may be affected by the shutdown, including those who were in the process of applying for federal nutrition assistance programs and are unsure of the status of their benefits, are also encouraged to access nutritional assistance services through the Food Shelf.
Groceries, as well as perishable items such as fresh produce and bread, are available.
The food shelf is located at 228 North Winooski Ave. in Burlington and the grocery distribution area is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food shelf staff will be on hand to answer any questions and guide guests through the intake process.
“We want people to know that we’re here to help,” said Kelly Saunders, food shelf development director. “Thousands of working families and individuals in our area live paycheck-to-paycheck, and one emergency – like missing wages – can put them at risk of experiencing food insecurity and hunger. Our doors are open for anyone who is worried that they can’t afford to feed themselves or their families.”
More information: 658-7939 ext. 23 or online at feedingchittenden.org.