Feeding Our Neighbors

We are partnering with Feeding Chittenden to raise funds to help our neighbors facing food insecurity.

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We at Bluehouse Group recently learned that food insecurity is one of the single biggest challenges for people living in Vermont right now. According to a study done by the University of Vermont, food insecurity has increased by a third since the start of the pandemic. 1 in 4 Vermonters are now facing food insecurity. It has been a topic of discussion in our company - what can we do?

With the onset of winter, times will only get more difficult. Many of our Vermont neighbors struggle to pay for heat, pay rent, and feed their children. Transportation is more difficult and access to fresh food is diminished. A situation that is unimaginable for many of us. To make matters worse, government assistance programs are in limbo. Congress has yet to put forward a new stimulus plan, leaving many people hanging in the balance.

We’ve found a way to help. Bluehouse Group is partnering with Feeding Chittenden to host a public fundraiser. Bluehouse will match first $500 we raise in donations. We’ve learned that $1 is all that’s needed for Feeding Chittenden to provide a person with a meal. So even a small contribution can make a big difference in someone’s life.

The mission of Feeding Chittenden is to fight hunger and food insecurity faced by households throughout Chittenden County. Feeding Chittenden is managed by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) and together they serve food to more than 12,000 people each year through a variety of programs.

I understand that these are challenging financial times, and you may not be in a position to donate. But if you can afford to, please make a donation that will provide food for someone in need.

Please follow the link below to donate to the fundraiser. Be sure to donate through this link so we can effectively track and match donations.

Thank you for your support. It is greatly appreciated.

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How your donation will be used:

  • Providing nutritious groceries and meals for more than 12,000 of our neighbors every year.
  • Serving daily fresh cooked meals for people who are homeless.
  • Bringing monthly home deliveries of groceries and packaged meals to seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Hitting the road on the Good Food Truck to deliver healthy meals and groceries to under-served neighborhoods.
  • Operating Community Kitchen Academy, a culinary job training program, in partnership with the Vermont Foodbank, to help unemployed Vermonters develop the skills they need to gain stable employment.

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