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― Pablo Valle

Turkey Talk and Special Saturday Hours

Cartoon TurkeyThe Colchester Food Shelf is preparing for Thanksgiving and is looking once again to you, our loyal Colchester residents, who have continued to be wonderful, generous, and reliable supporters of the food shelf. We would like to be able to offer dinner fixings along with a turkey to food shelf clients and are looking for the following: boxed scalloped potatoes, turkey gravy, green bean casserole ingredients, boxed stuffing mix, and cranberry sauce.

We will be turning on our freezers to accept turkeys (14-16 lbs is a good size) beginning Tuesday, November 13. Distribution to clients will be Monday, November 19.

Please make donations during our hours listed below. Please do not leave food items outside the door of the food shelf.

Hours for Client Shopping and Donations:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Special Hours for Donations:
Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Regular donations accepted, but especially turkeys and Thanksgiving dinner fixings.

Questions? Contact Marcia Devino at marciadevino@colchesterfoodshelf.org or (802) 863-5403.

A small clock and the words "Extended Hours"

Just a quick reminder. Tomorrow (Saturday, November 10) is the second Saturday of the month. The Colchester Food Shelf will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for those in need of our services and for donations. Our volunteer staff will be available to receive donations and/or to help clients with their monthly shopping trip.

Thank you for your continued support and Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Stop in and see us!

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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