“Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. This week reach to someone that might need a lift.”

― Pablo Valle

Help Us “Fill the Truck” During the Month of February!

The Colchester Milton Rotary understands local food shelf organizations receive a lot of donations during the holidays, but often the months of January and February are difficult. Please help the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club “Fill the Truck” with food for local families who need your support to make this winter season hunger free.

Thanks to local residents and businesses, $6,000 and thousands of pounds of food have been donated to the Colchester Community Food Shelf. This is the sixth year of the event, and it has expanded to now benefit Milton and The Islands, in addition to the Colchester Food Shelf!

The event began on Saturday, February 3, and will continue at multiple locations throughout the month of February!

Click here to learn more about the “Fill the Truck” event!

2017 by the Numbers

The totals are in for 2017! The food shelf served 221 individuals and 86 families in the month of December alone. Take a look at the totals from 2017 below. We couldn’t do it without the support of our community! Additional statistics dating back to 2011 can be found by selecting “Our Impact” found in the “Who We Are” section of our main menu.

Households Served in 2017

Individuals Served in 2017

Since 2008, the Colchester Food Shelf has been registered as a Network Partner of the Vermont Foodbank. As a Network Partner, food can be purchased at discounted prices, to help supplement food received from the community at large.

The Food Shelf relies for help and supplies on continued donations from Colchester residents, churches, schools, organizations, and businesses.

Where is the food shelf located?
The Colchester Community Food Shelf is located in the old fire station in the village of Colchester.

When is the food shelf open?
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Need help finding us?
Contact us at 802.879.2444

Colchester Food Shelf

245 Main Street
Colchester, VT 05446


What’s New? Check out our latest blog posts!

Wondering what has been going on at the food shelf or looking for information about upcoming events? Below are highlights from our most recent blog entries. More entries and information can be found from the What’s New link at the top of the page.

“Fill-the-Truck” Month … We’re Half Way There!

The Food Shelf has been a busy place over the last two weeks. On February 3, we kicked off the 6th year of the Colchester Milton Rotary's "Fill-the-Truck" event at Shaw's Supermarket in Colchester. In the days to follow, we had two very helpful student volunteers from...

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Hannaford Helps January Results

A big thank you to all those who purchased Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger reusable bags at the North Ave location in the month of January. The food shelf will be receiving a check from Hannaford for $41.75! Your purchases helped members of our community and the...

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Next Stop to Fill the Truck – Feb. 10 at Price Chopper!

Thank you to the Colchester-Milton Rotary for a very successful collection of 555 pounds of canned goods on Saturday, February 3! The second part of the month-long Fill-the-Truck food drive takes place at Price Chopper on Prim Road in Colchester this coming Saturday,...

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