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Free culinary program trains future chefs while feeding the community

Feeding Chittenden provides hot meals to people in need every weekday. The food is made by up-and-coming cooks who join their free culinary program, which not only gives culinary students a free education, but it also gives people an opportunity to cook food for people who desperately need it.


Champlain Housing Trust recognizes leaders, elects board

At the Champlain Housing Trust’s recent Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, members elected two new Board members and re-elected four to the Board, and recognized outstanding contributions to our mission from three individuals and two organizations.


Feeding Chittenden pilots food kiosks in Addison County

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.


Paul Dragon recognized with Bovat Award

Paul Dragon, CVOEO’s executive director, was awarded the 2023 Timothy Bovat Civic Involvement Award this past Thursday during a special ceremony held at Peoples Trust Company.


'We don’t leave anyone out of our community' - 462 people homeless in 2023

462 flags encircled the Taylor Park fountain over the weekend, one for every person in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties who was homeless in 2023. “These are our neighbors, people we know and see every day, who spent some portion of last year not knowing where they were going to sleep that night.”


CVOEO holds vigil for Homelessness Awareness Day

Vermonters are recognizing Homelessness Awareness Day this Thursday. The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity held a vigil in Taylor Park to show support for the unhoused.


Tim’s House holds blanket donation drive in St. Albans

St. Albans, VT- Community members in St. Albans joined forces to support those fighting homelessness. A blanket drive organized by the Samaritan House collected over 100 blankets.


St. Albans Tim's House host donation drive

The shelter provides temporary housing and assistance for those without homes in Franklin and Grand Isle communities. But Ben Kaufmann, program director at Tim’s House said because of the persisting housing crisis and dropping temperatures, each day has become more difficult to meet demand.


Housing Demystified Chapter 3: Affordable Housing in Vermont

Housing Demystified is an overview of the housing network in Vermont. Each chapter focuses on a different housing topic. This guidebook covers how we talk about and measure our housing shortage in Vermont, what resources exist for people experiencing homelessness, what we mean when we say “affordable housing,” and more.


St. Albans food shelf and home deliveries provide inclusive food security

As the weather turns colder and Vermonters begin looking towards holiday cooking and cozy nights in, NorthWest Family Foods in St. Albans is busy stocking the shelves and feeding the locals.