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― Pablo Valle

CCFS Extended Hours on Saturday, May 12

As a reminder, the Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., as part of our extended hours over the next few months. The extended hours are an effort to help accommodate those that cannot make it to the food shelf during our normal weekday hours due to work or other obligations. Our volunteer staff will be available to receive donations and/or to help clients with their monthly shopping trip. Help us spread the word!

Remaining Special Extended Hours from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:
Saturday, May 12
Saturday, June 9 
Saturday, July 14

Sign that reads, "Come in, We're OPEN."

2017 by the Numbers

The totals are in for 2017! The food shelf served 221 individuals and 86 families in the month of December alone. Take a look at the totals from 2017 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” found in the “Who We Are” section of our main menu.

Households Served in 2017

Individuals Served in 2017

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.

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.

CCFS Extended Hours on Saturday, May 12

As a reminder, the Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., as part of our extended hours over the next few months. The extended hours are an effort to help accommodate those that cannot make it to the food shelf during...

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2018 First Quarter Update

Over the years, donations to Colchester Food Shelf have tended to be a bit slower during the first few months of the year. With that in mind, countless individuals and organizations from throughout our community came together and made the first quarter of 2018 a huge...

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Malletts Bay School Donates Nearly 500 Pounds of Food!

We want to send a big shout out to the students, families, and staff at Malletts Bay School. In March, they collected 248.5 pounds of food for the Colchester Food Shelf as part of their "Lucky Day Carnival"! In the fall, Malletts Bay School collected an additional 250...

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