“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

Paving/Traffic Update

The VT Highway Dept will be paving Rte 2 and 2A near Creek Farm Rd, Claussens, and the Food Shelf this week. They are going to do their best to keep our driveway open, but when they are paving our entrance, there will times when there will not be access. Also, traffic will get backed up at the Rt 127-2-2A intersection, so for anyone coming to the Food Shelf from the bay area, it would be suggested that they use Severance Rd to Mill Pond Rd to 2A to the Food Shelf.

Orange road sign for Road Work

Extended Hour Saturdays to Continue!

A small clock and the words "Extended Hours"It is hard to believe that September has arrived and schools are back in session! Due to the popularity of the extended Saturday hours, the Colchester Food Shelf has decided to continue the extended hours on the second Saturday of each month at least through the month of December.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for those in need of our services and for donations. Help us spread the word!

If you are coming to the food shelf for the first time (for food) please remember to bring proof of residency (utility bill, tax bill, lease, but not a driver’s license).

Our volunteer staff will be available to receive donations and/or to help clients with their monthly shopping trip. Stop in and see us!

Hannaford Fights Hunger for the CCFS Ends Today!

Photo of the reusable bag and asking if you have bought a bag yet. We wanted to touch base and thank you for helping to support us during our latest month in the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!

We are down to the last day of the month, but there is still time to run out and pick up a few more of the Fight Hunger bags in support of the Colchester Foods Shelf at the Dorset Steet Hannaford. Encourage your family members and friends to do the same! With each bag purchase generating a $1.00 donation, every reusable Fight Hunger bag makes a difference!

Thank you for your continued support!

Hannaford Helps Mid-Month Update

Three "Hannaford Helps" bags with a note to grab a few bags when shopping for $1 donation for each purchase.Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program Update!

We are happy to share that 29 bags were sold at the Dorset Street Hannaford store in South Burlington between August 1 and August 16! That means $29.00 has been generated in donations for the Colchester Food Shelf! Thank you to everyone that has visited the Dorset Street Hannaford and purchased a bag!

With about a week and a half left in the month of August, there is still time visit the store and pick up a Fight Hunger bag!

Thank you for your continued support of the Colchester Food Shelf!

August at the CCFS!

The summer is in full swing and so are things at the Colchester Food Shelf! We have a lot going on this month. Please help us by sharing our August events with your friends and family near and far!

A small clock and the words "Extended Hours"“Second Saturday” Hours Extended

Due to demand, the food shelf has decided to continue the extended Saturday hours on the second Saturday of each month. That being said, the Colchester Food Shelf will be open this Saturday, August 11, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Our volunteer staff will be available to receive donations and/or to help clients with their monthly shopping trip.

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for August

The Hannaford Supermarket has chosen the Colchester Food Shelf AGAIN as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! For this round, we are the recipients at the Hannaford located on Dorset Street in South Burlington for the entire month of August! As a reminder, every time anyone purchases a Fight Hunger bag at this location, we receive $1!

This is truly a great opportunity for us and an easy way for you to show your support for the food shelf! When you are out doing your shopping or just running your errands out in South Burlington, consider stopping in and picking up a bag (or two or more!) from the reusable bag rack! And remember to spread the word – the more bags purchased, the bigger donation to the food shelf.

Sign with information about buying Fight Hunger bags.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Colchester Food Shelf!

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