“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

― Chinese Proverb

Second Saturday on Feb. 8

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Reminder, we will be open for monthly shopping and/or donation drop-offs this Saturday, February 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of our “second Saturday” schedule.

If this will be your first time using the food shelf services, please remember to bring your proof of residency with you.

We hope to see you soon! Thank you again for your continued support!

Second Saturday on January 11

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Reminder, we will be open for monthly shopping and/or donation drop-offs this Saturday, January 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of our “second Saturday” schedule.

If this will be your first time using the food shelf services, please remember to bring your proof of residency with you.

We hope to see you soon! Thank you again for your continued support!

Second Saturday on Dec. 14

Elephant holding a sign that reads, "Don't forget"!

Reminder, we will be open for monthly shopping and/or donation drop-offs this Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of our “second Saturday” schedule.

If this will be your first time using the food shelf services, please remember to bring your proof of residency with you.

We hope to see you soon! Thank you again for your continued support!

Thanksgiving by the Numbers (2019)

The Colchester Food Shelf had a goal again this year of being able to provide a turkey and dinner fixings to any/all clients that signed up. With the help of everyone who donated turkeys and dinner fixings, we were able to meet our goal again!

What did the donations look like by the numbers? We received 144 turkeys, 774 pounds of fresh vegetables, and 2,024 pounds of non-perishable food items! Amazing! A crew of volunteers helped weigh all of the donations while packing approximately 100 reusable shopping bags with dinner fixings in preparation for the Thanksgiving week.

In addition to all of the donors, we would also like to extend a thank you to Zachary’s Pizza of Colchester for again temporarily making room in their large freezer for the turkeys again this year!

Let’s keep things going! We are proud to be part of the global celebration of giving again this year. Tomorrow, December 3, is known as Giving Tuesday. Please consider giving your time, skills, voice, goods, dollars, or whatever you can to help others. Everyone can have an impact! How will you give back? Looking for more information on the global movement? Visit https://www.givingtuesday.org/. #GivingTuesday

Reminder to save the date for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3.

Reusable Bag Program x2!

It’s kick-off day! (Not just on the football field!) The Colchester Food Shelf is excited to announce that we have been selected as the non-profit organization for the “Giving Tag Program” at Shaw’s AND the “Fight Hunger Bag” at Hannaford for the month of December.

How It Works – Shaw’s
For every “Give Back Where it Counts” bag sold in the month of December at the Shaw’s store located at 66 Mountain View in Colchester, shoppers can direct a $1 donation to the Colchester Food Shelf using the attached Giving Tag.

How It Works – Hannaford
For every “Fight Hunger Bag” sold in the month of December at the Hannaford store located at 259 US Route 7 South in Milton, the Colchester Food Shelf will receive a $1 donation.

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