Food, Basic Needs, and Cash Benefits

Chittenden Community Action – CVOEO

Help w/ applying for benefits (e.g. public housing, utility & fuel aid); tax prep; vouchers for bus passes, appliances & furniture; gardening supplies; art & culture event tickets. Low income residents of Chittenden County only. (Have other local offices that serve residents of Addison, Franklin & Grand Isle counties.) Must be low-income & meet program criteria.
255 S. Champlain St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-6248

Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf

Anyone who’s hungry & needs food. Monthly income must be less than $1,700 per person.
Breakfast Sun.-Fri. 7-10:30 am;
Sunday dinner 5:30-6:30 pm;
Groceries avail. M-F 9am-4pm.
228 N. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 658-7939

 Salvation Army

Anyone who’s hungry. Free-sit down dinner for those in need. Dinner served Mon.-Sat. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
64 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-6991

Small Potatoes

Breakfast program only – anyone who’s hungry. Must be in need of free breakfast. Includes take-home sandwiches. Breakfast served Saturdays 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
38 S. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-4501

 VT Dept. of Labor – Unemployment Insurance

File new or weekly claim for unemployment benefits. Must be unemployed and have worked in VT. Must have worked in 6 of past 18 mos.
1-877-214-3330 to file
1-877-214-3332 for questions

VT DCF -3 Squares VT

Debit cards for buying food, food benefits (food stamps). Benefit amount and qualification depends on income/expenses.

 VT DCF – General Assistance

Income support & time-limited help for cost of housing, utilities, etc. Must need help with income support.

SSA – SS Disability & SSDI payments

Process applications for federal disability benefits & resolve benefits issues. Must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Must have medical condition that meets criteria for disability.
Social Security Administration
58 Pearl St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 951-6753

VT Dept. of Health Women, Infants & Children program (WIC)

Providing nutritious foods to eligible Vermonters. ncome-eligible pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding or who have a new baby, infants and children up to age 5. Must be low income & meet program guidelines.

VT DCF Phone Assistance

Monthly credit for basic phone service. All people who qualify may be eligible for benefits. Must meet income criteria.