“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

It’s Balmy Out There!

Dog and cat discussing Hannaford Helps reusable bag donation!We have made it to the balmy above zero temperatures and the roads are clearing up. Now’s the time to head out to your local supermarket(s) to stock up!

Do you want to help yourself, the environment, and the Colchester Food Shelf all at the same time? Head over to Hannaford Supermarket on North Avenue in Burlington anytime during the month of January and purchase reusable bags. For every Hannaford Fight Hunger bag sold at the North Avenue location in the month of January, the food shelf will receive a $1.00 donation.

Look for the bags with the “This bag has helped feed someone in need” message. Go ahead, buy a few… Maybe your friends will too! Dog and cat lovers… This post’s for you!

Hannaford Helps for January

Hannaford HelpsDo you shop at Hannaford Supermarket already? Could you use a few reusable shopping bags? The food shelf has been selected as the recipient of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of January at the North Avenue location.

Hannaford recently announced that the donation for every Hannaford Fight Hunger bag sold at the North Avenue Hannaford location will now generate a $1.00 donation, up from 25 cents per bag previously.

Look for the bags with the “This bag has helped feed someone in need” message. Go ahead… buy a few!

December “You Decide, We Provide” Winner! You Did It!

Midstate Dodge announced this morning that the Colchester Food Shelf won the “You Decide, We Provide” charity campaign for the month of December. Thank you to all of you, near and far, that voted between December 16 and December 31!

The Colchester Food Shelf will receive a check for $500 from Midstate Dodge. What a way to start off the new year!

You can (and did) make a difference! Keep the momentum going!

Last Day! #YouDecideTheyProvide

Today is the last day of the December “You Decide, We Provide” charity campaign. The charity with the most votes by the end of the day today will receive a check from Midstate Dodge for $500. What a kick-off that would be for the Colchester community and the clients of the food shelf!

Whether you have been voting right along, or today is your first day, your vote can make a difference! You need to be a Facebook user to vote. The process only takes a minute. Simply visit the link below, click the Vote button below the charity of your choice (the Colchester Food Shelf *wink*). You will receive a confirmation message letting you know that your vote was recorded. That’s all there is to it!

Vote here! http://bit.ly/2yiRxP2

Thank you to all of you that have been following and/or participating in this charity campaign that started back on December 16! The Facebook interactions, comments, and shares have been uplifting. It’s always refreshing to see the positive things happening in the community around us!

Looking ahead… We are excited to share that the Colchester Food Shelf has been chosen AGAIN by Hannaford as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program! During the month of January 2018, for every Fight Hunger bag purchased at the North Avenue Hannaford in Burlington, we receive $0.25. How does it work? Visit the North Avenue Hannaford store, find the reusable bag rack, and buy the Fight Hunger bag with the “This bag has helped feed someone in need” message! That’s all there is to it!

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

Down to the Wire! #YouDecideTheyProvide

A person that looks very cold!Midstate Dodge posted an update on Thursday for the “You Decide, We Provide” charity campaign. With the help of so many friends/supporters of the Colchester Food Shelf, we are now in first place! Don’t stop voting now! If you are a Facebook user, and haven’t voted yet, every vote counts!

There are only three days left for the December campaign! Remember, the charity with the most votes receives a check for $500! We can’t think of a better way to start 2018! Keep those hands warm and moving by voting! You can vote here: http://bit.ly/2yiRxP2


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