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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 food have been donated to the Colchester, Milton and The Champlain Islands food shelves!

The truck will be visiting the following locations from 10 AM to 3 PM:

  • Saturday, May 4 – Shaw’s 66 Mountain View Drive in Colchester
  • Saturday, May 18 – Hannaford’s 259 Route 7 South in Milton
  • Saturday, May 25 – Price Chopper 1184 Prim Road in Colchester

Items most needed:

  • $.$$**
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Bottled juice
  • Hearty soups
  • Dry pasta (spaghetti and elbow macaroni)
    No expired items, please!
    **Monetary donations are also accepted, and are actually preferred, as the food shelf’s purchasing power is 2-3 times more than yours! Please make checks payable to Colchester Food Shelf.

Can’t make it to one of the weekly events? Non-perishable food items (or checks) can be dropped off at the following locations during the month of May:

  • RE/MAX North Professionals 875 Roosevelt Hwy in Colchester
  • Colchester Police Department 835 Blakely Rd in Colchester
  • Burnham Memorial Library 898 Main St in Colchester
  • Milton Family Community Center 619 – 23 Villemiare Ln in Milton

VT Hunger Facts:
One in five Vermont children experiences hunger or food hardship. 3% of all Vermont households are food insecure. More than 20,000 children under 18 live in food insecure households. Nearly 80,000 Vermonters of all ages live in food insecure households. More VT Hunger Facts at HungerFreeVT.org

Thank You For Your Support!
**Monetary donations also accepted, and actually preferred, as the Food Shelf’s purchasing power is 2-3 times more than yours!

Information about this event was provided by the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club.

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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