“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

Thanksgiving by the Numbers (2019)

The Colchester Food Shelf had a goal again this year of being able to provide a turkey and dinner fixings to any/all clients that signed up. With the help of everyone who donated turkeys and dinner fixings, we were able to meet our goal again!

What did the donations look like by the numbers? We received 144 turkeys, 774 pounds of fresh vegetables, and 2,024 pounds of non-perishable food items! Amazing! A crew of volunteers helped weigh all of the donations while packing approximately 100 reusable shopping bags with dinner fixings in preparation for the Thanksgiving week.

In addition to all of the donors, we would also like to extend a thank you to Zachary’s Pizza of Colchester for again temporarily making room in their large freezer for the turkeys again this year!

Let’s keep things going! We are proud to be part of the global celebration of giving again this year. Tomorrow, December 3, is known as Giving Tuesday. Please consider giving your time, skills, voice, goods, dollars, or whatever you can to help others. Everyone can have an impact! How will you give back? Looking for more information on the global movement? Visit https://www.givingtuesday.org/. #GivingTuesday

Reminder to save the date for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3.

3rd Quarter of 2019 by the Numbers

The totals are in for the third quarter of 2019! The food shelf served 611 individuals and processed 5,247 pounds of food. 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 2019

Food Donated in the 3rd Quarter 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.

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.

Thanksgiving by the Numbers (2019)

The Colchester Food Shelf had a goal again this year of being able to provide a turkey and dinner fixings to any/all clients that signed up. With the help of everyone who donated turkeys and dinner fixings, we were able to meet our goal again! What did the donations...

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Reusable Bag Program x2!

It's kick-off day! (Not just on the football field!) The Colchester Food Shelf is excited to announce that we have been selected as the non-profit organization for the "Giving Tag Program" at Shaw's AND the "Fight Hunger Bag" at Hannaford for the month of December....

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Thanksgiving Week

A big THANK YOU to everyone that helped the Colchester Food Shelf prepare for Thanksgiving this year! We will have an update soon with the total number of turkeys donated, as well as a count of food donations (in pounds). We also wanted to send out a quick reminder...

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