“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

August at the CCFS!

The summer is in full swing and so are things at the Colchester Food Shelf! We have a lot going on this month. Please help us by sharing our August events with your friends and family near and far!

A small clock and the words "Extended Hours"“Second Saturday” Hours Extended

Due to demand, the food shelf has decided to continue the extended Saturday hours on the second Saturday of each month. That being said, the Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, August 11, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Our volunteer staff will be available to receive donations and/or to help clients with their monthly shopping trip.

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for August

The Hannaford Supermarket has chosen the Colchester Food Shelf AGAIN as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! For this round, we are the recipients at the Hannaford located on Dorset Street in South Burlington for the entire month of August! As a reminder, every time anyone purchases a Fight Hunger bag at this location, we receive $1!

This is truly a great opportunity for us and an easy way for you to show your support for the food shelf! When you are out doing your shopping or just running your errands out in South Burlington, consider stopping in and picking up a bag (or two or more!) from the reusable bag rack! And remember to spread the word – the more bags purchased, the bigger donation to the food shelf.

Sign with information about buying Fight Hunger bags.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Colchester Food Shelf!

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

802.879.2444

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.

August at the CCFS!

The summer is in full swing and so are things at the Colchester Food Shelf! We have a lot going on this month. Please help us by sharing our August events with your friends and family near and far! "Second Saturday" Hours Extended Due to demand, the food shelf has...

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CCFS Extended Hours on Saturday, July 14

It's almost that time again! The Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., as the last day of our extended Saturday hours over the past few months. The extended hours are an effort to help accommodate those that cannot...

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Food Shelf Closed on July 4

The Colchester Food Shelf will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day! We will reopen at our regular hours on Thursday, July 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please help us spread the word. Stay cool out...

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