“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

Significant Changes at the Colchester Food Shelf

To Our Clients:
At this time we continue to remain open to distribute groceries to those Colchester residents in need. However, we are significantly changing our days and hours.

Beginning next week (April 1) we will be open
ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 12 PM (NOON) to 6 PM.

For the health and safety of both clients and volunteers, we will continue to ask that you please remain in your vehicle and form a line to the side door of the building. You will be checked in and asked a few questions about available perishable items. You can then pop open your trunk, and a volunteer will put your bags in your vehicle. we ask that you make sure the trunk or back of your SVU is available for groceries

To First Time Clients:
If you are planning on coming for the first time, please do your best to call ahead, and we will complete most of your registration on the phone. If we are not there, leave a clear message, and we will call you back. You must bring one form of proof of residency – a utility bill, doctor or hospital bill, lease, insurance form, or mortgage. Unfortunately, we cannot accept a driver’s license as proof of residency.

To Our Wonderful Volunteers:
Thank you so much for your help and dedication at the Colchester Food Shelf. We are doing everything we can to keep your time at the CCFS safe.

To Our Generous Colchester Citizens:
At this moment we are keeping up with most grocery needs, but it has become more difficult to purchase items from the local grocery stores in large quantities. Our next order from the Food Bank is not until April 16th. If you can pick up a couple of items when you are at the store, here is what we can use: dry pasta, sauce, macaroni and cheese, Progresso type soups, tuna, jellies, non-refrigerated juice, ketchup, and mustard. To deliver, please park at Union Memorial School (next door to the Food Shelf). We will leave a plastic crate in front school for donations. We would ask that you please only drop off food donations on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 6 PM, when the Food Shelf is open so that we can take care of your donations.

To Everyone:
Stay safe and stay well. Look after each other.

Questions:
Email us at info@colchesterfoodshelf.org
CCFS is located at 245 Main Street Colchester, between Claussen’s Greenhouse and Union Memorial School
Hours: WEDNESDAYS ONLY from 12 PM (noon) to 6 PM beginning April 1

2019 by the Numbers

The totals are in for 2019! The food shelf received 10,990 pounds in food donations in the fourth quarter. In 2019, the food shelf received 27,734 pounds in food donations from individuals, plus an additional 15,000 pounds from two local grocery stores. That takes the 2019 total food donations to 42,734! 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.

Food Donated in the 4th Quarter of 2019 (in pounds)

Total Food Donated in the 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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