“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

CCFS Extended Hours on Saturday, July 14

It’s almost that time again! The Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., as the last day of our extended Saturday hours over the past 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!

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Food Shelf Closed on July 4

The Colchester Food Shelf will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day! We will reopen at our regular hours on Thursday, July 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please help us spread the word. Stay cool out there!

Happy Independence Day with Statue of Liberty

CCFS Extended Hours on Saturday, June 9

It’s almost that time again! The Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, June 9, 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, June 9 
Saturday, July 14

A small clock and the words "Extended Hours"

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."

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 success! We want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that helped, whether through volunteering, making food, grocery, or monetary donations, or even by helping us spread the word through social media, etc. Every little bit helps!

In the first quarter alone, 9,170.17 pounds of groceries were donated, and $4,958.00 in financial donations. There are a number of groups that made donations and/or held food drives during various events, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Bia Diagnostics
  • Colchester Lions Club
  • Colchester Milton Rotary Club
  • Colchester Schools
  • Cub Scout Den 2 Wolves from Colchester Pack 655
  • Hannaford Supermarket
  • Price Chopper

Looking to become more involved with the Colchester Food Shelf? You can find more information here about volunteering or ways to donate.

Are you and/or your group/organization planning an event and considering making a Food Drive for the food shelf part of your plan? We can help promote your event on the food shelf website and social media accounts. Please complete the Food Drive Registration Form to let us know about your event.

Thank you again to all of you that continue to help support the Colchester Food Shelf.

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