“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

CCFS Open Saturday, August 10!

It’s that time again! The Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., as part of our seasonal “Second Saturday” hours, the second Saturday of each month. The extended hours are an effort to help accommodate those that cannot make it to the food shelf during our normal weekday hours due to work or other obligations. Our volunteer staff will be available to receive donations and/or to help clients with their monthly shopping trip. Help us spread the word!

A quick reminder for all the green thumbed folks out in the community. If you are producing more than you can eat, please feel free to share some of your harvest with the Colchester Food Shelf. We would love to have fresh produce to distribute to those we serve in the community. When possible, produce should be dropped off on Tuesday mornings, so that it can be distributed during our open hours Tuesday through Thursday. Produce can also be dropped off this Saturday, during our special “Second Saturday” hours from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Halfway Point of 2019 by the Numbers

The totals are in for the first and second quarters of 2019! The food shelf served 1,251 individuals and processed 15,815 pounds of food in the first and second quarters combined. Take a look at the totals 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” from the main menu.

Individuals Served in the 1st Six Months of 2019

Food Donated in the 1st Six Months of 2019 (in pounds)

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.
Second Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The food shelf has extended hours on the second Saturday of each month, at least through December 2018.

Need help finding us?
Contact us at 802.879.2444

Colchester Food Shelf

245 Main Street
Colchester, VT 05446

802.879.2444

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CCFS Open Saturday, August 10!

It's that time again! The Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., as part of our seasonal "Second Saturday" hours, the second Saturday of each month. The extended hours are an effort to help accommodate those that...

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Attention Local Gardeners! Producing More Than You Can Eat?

Are you in the midst of harvesting and weeding your vegetable gardens? If you are producing more than you can eat, please feel free to share some of your harvest with the Colchester Food Shelf. We would love to have fresh produce to distribute to those we serve in the...

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Great Loss to Family, Food Shelf, and Community

The Board of Directors of the Colchester Food Shelf would like to honor our long-time board member, Lucien Belisle, who passed away recently. He was a great supporter of the food shelf, always keeping on top of maintenance work for the building and working with his...

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