“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

February 3SquaresVT Deadline Jan. 15

IMPORTANT DEADLINE ON JANUARY 15 for 3SquaresVT benefits! Please help us spread the word.

Benefits for the month of February are being issued on January 20. The following information is from the link in this post from Hunger Free VT:

DCF needs to complete interviews and receive any required documentation from 3SquaresVT applicants and participants on or before January 15th (Tuesday).

If you need to complete an interview for your 3SquaresVT application, please call the interview line at 1-877-403-7668 right away.

https://www.hungerfreevt.org/government-shutdown/

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.

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 Pizza of Colchester​ for temporarily making room in their freezers 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, November 27, is 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

Giving Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018

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 donation numbers will be posted soon.

Clients can pick up their turkey and fixings from the Colchester Food Shelf on Monday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. #neighborshelpingneighbors

Reusable bags packed with Thanksgiving dinner fixings

Two Drop-off Days for Turkey/Fixings

Cartoon turkey wearing a black pilgrim hatThanksgiving is just one week away! Again this year, the Colchester Food Shelf would like to be able to provide our clients with turkeys and dinner fixings to help everyone have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays. As you browse the sale items in your local grocery stores, please keep your friends and neighbors in mind. Every donation, large or small, helps others in the community!

Some suggested donations for the holiday meal includes stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, potatoes (fresh or instant), the ingredients of green bean casserole (green beans, mushroom soup, and crispy fried onions), and, of course, turkeys.

With only two donation days remaining before clients pick up their turkeys and fixings for Thanksgiving, we still have room in our freezers. We will be open for donations during our regular hours today, Thursday, November 15, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Can’t make it today? We are also open special hours on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for donations.

Looking to make a donation outside of our regular hours? There is a drop box at the Burnham Memorial Library. Non-perishable items only, please!

Thank you again for your continued support!

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