Susan’s Place, a former motel converted into 68 apartments for people exiting homelessness, and Harbor Place, a motel that provides emergency shelter to people who are unhoused, each have on-site food pantries that provide free food for those living there. As food costs and food insecurity continue to rise, the free food and personal care items found on the pantry shelves go a long way in supporting residents.
To fill the shelves this winter, Champlain Housing Trust’s FUN Committee is hosting a Food Drive and we’d love your help! We have extended the drive to December 22nd!
We are seeking donations from community members, businesses, and organizations for non-perishable food and personal care items.
There is a significant need for canned goods like tuna, chicken, corned beef hash, Spam, soup, and Spaghettios; personal hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tampons, and pads; cleaning supplies like dish soap, laundry pods, and disinfecting wipes; and paper products like paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper.
Donations of all kinds of non-perishable food are helpful such as instant ramen, boxed stuffing and mashed potatoes, pasta sauce, pasta, soup, Hamburger Helper, and microwaveable mac and cheese. Snacks are also welcome.
Food Pantry donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm at CHT’s office in Burlington located at 88 King Street or at our St. Alban’s office located at 13 Lake Street. For more information about the food drive or if you have questions, please email Macey Bouffard or call her at 802-861-7384.