“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
It’s Throwback Thursday! On February 12, the students at Porters Point School and Union Memorial School celebrated the 100th day of school. The students at the schools range from kindergarten to grade 2.
On the 100th day of school, students participated in a number of activities related to the number 100. One of the activities this year was to see if students and families could donate 100 non-perishable food items for the local food shelf. Both schools achieved their goal! The students at each school counted all of the donated items, which were then delivered to the Colchester Food Shelf, where they are checked-in and weighed before being added to the shelves. The two schools donated a combined 304 pounds of food to the Colchester Food Shelf!
The project taught students more than basic math skills. Students learned the importance of giving back to the community, and how helping others can make you feel good at the same time!
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
The Food Shelf relies for help and supplies on continued donations from Colchester residents, churches, schools, organizations, and businesses.
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
Colchester, VT 05446
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