“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

Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday 2018 has arrived! #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement where anyone, anywhere can make a difference, to support and champion the causes you believe in and the community in which you live.

Looking for ways to join the movement? Below are just a handful of ideas of ways you could make a difference today and beyond:

  • Give your time or expertise.
  • Make a monetary donation (large or small).
  • Perform a simple act of kindness.
  • Donate food or clothing to a local charity.
  • Or the easiest of all… Help us spread the word!

Information about how you can get involved with the Colchester Community Food Shelf, as well as a link to make a secure donation can be found at http://colchesterfoodshelf.org/donate/. Let’s make #GivingTuesday 2018 a success!

Giving Tuesday with today's date and map of the world.

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

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.

Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday 2018 has arrived! #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement where anyone, anywhere can make a difference, to support and champion the causes you believe in and the community in which you live. Looking for ways to join the movement? Below are just a...

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Thanksgiving by the Numbers (2018)

Thank you to everyone who donated turkeys, non-perishable food items, money, and/or their time to help the Colchester Food Shelf. Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, over 3,000 pounds of food was donated, including 138 turkeys! We also wanted to say thank you to Zachary's...

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Thanksgiving Bags Packed and Ready to Go!

Thank you to everyone that donated turkeys, dinner fixings, monetary donations, and/or their time to fill bags for Thanksgiving. Approximately 100 reusable bags were donated (THANK YOU) and then packed with Thanksgiving dinner "fixings" on Saturday morning! Official...

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