“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

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.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
by the Numbers

Colchester residents and neighbors came through with big numbers for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. The following numbers represent donations only between November 14 and November 18! The food donated in pounds includes the weight of the turkeys collected.

Turkeys Donated

Food Donated (pounds)

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.

Our New Look!

Welcome to our new website! We have been working hard to update the food shelf website to make the information more accessible to clients, volunteers, donors, and community members alike. One of the biggest improvements was to create a site that is more...

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Help Fight Hunger – Thank you!

The Colchester Food Shelf was selected by the Hannaford Cause Bag program to be the recipient of the proceeds from the sale of all Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger bags for the month of November at their Dorset Street location. This was the first time the food shelf had...

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GMP Cares

We want to send a big THANK YOU to the employees of Green Mountain Power. On Friday, the employees at the regional office in Colchester donated 504 pounds of food to the Colchester Food Shelf through the GMP Gives program. Thank you for supporting the Colchester...

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