“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

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 wife, Carmelita, on larger projects like painting the floor several times over the years, as well as their work with the Colchester Lion’s Club, which frequenting benefited the food shelf. We offer our profound gratitude to Lucien and deepest sympathy to Carmelita and their family.

3rd Quarter of 2018 by the Numbers

The totals are in for the third quarter of 2018! The food shelf served 683 individuals and processed 3,953 pounds of food in the third quarter. 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 3rd Quarter of 2018

Food Donated in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 (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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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.

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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“Fill the Truck” Event in May!

May is just around the corner and the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club will be working to "Fill the Truck" for local food shelves. This will be the 7th year of the “Fill the Truck” event. Thanks to local residents and businesses, over $8,000 and thousands of pounds of...

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February 3SquaresVT Deadline Jan. 15

IMPORTANT DEADLINE ON JANUARY 15 for 3SquaresVT benefits! Please help us spread the word. Benefits for the month of February are being issued on January 20. The following information is from the link in this post from Hunger Free VT: DCF needs to complete interviews...

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