“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

AmazonSmile Tripling Donations March 12-31!

Are you already an Amazon shopper? Have you tried AmazonSmile? From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase to 1.5%! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/45-1742002 and Amazon donates to Colchester Community Food Shelf. There is no additional cost to you!

You can find almost any item that you would by from the normal Amazon.com site when using AmazonSmile. The only difference is that Amazon will donate 0.5% of all purchases from AmazonSmile to the charity of your choice (or 1.5% on your first purchase from March 12-31).

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

“Fill-the-Truck” Month … We’re Half Way There!

Volunteers standing together in front of the food pantry shelving.

Volunteers from the CCFS and the Colchester Middle School.

The Food Shelf has been a busy place over the last two weeks. On February 3, we kicked off the 6th year of the Colchester Milton Rotary’s “Fill-the-Truck” event at Shaw’s Supermarket in Colchester. In the days to follow, we had two very helpful student volunteers from the Colchester Middle School that helped process 555 pounds of food!

The event continued on February 10 at Price Chopper in Colchester. Two more student volunteers from the Colchester Middle School helped process another 876.5 pounds of food that had been collected during the second week of the food drive!

Food donations in bins and in bags.

Some of the 876.5 pounds of donations from the Feb. 10 Fill-the-Truck event.

We want to thank our student volunteers, who in the first two weeks combined, helped process over 1,431 pounds of food! Thank you for your part in helping to make a difference in our community!

The “Fill-the-Truck” event doesn’t stop here! The event will continue throughout the month of February. Donations can be made throughout the month of February at the Colchester Police Department, the Burnham Memorial Library, the Re/Max North office at 875 Roosevelt Highway, and the Milton Family Community Center. Please consider supporting the food drive with canned goods or a financial donation.

“The Truck” will also be at the Hannaford Supermarket at 259 Route 7 South in Milton from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 and Saturday, February 24. Stop by and see us!

Thank you for your continued support of the Colchester Food Shelf! We couldn’t do this without all of you!

Hannaford Helps January Results

A big thank you to all those who purchased Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger reusable bags at the North Ave location in the month of January. The food shelf will be receiving a check from Hannaford for $41.75! Your purchases helped members of our community and the environment at the same time! #HannafordHelps

Next Stop to Fill the Truck – Feb. 10 at Price Chopper!

Thank you to the Colchester-Milton Rotary for a very successful collection of 555 pounds of canned goods on Saturday, February 3! The second part of the month-long Fill-the-Truck food drive takes place at Price Chopper on Prim Road in Colchester this coming Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you are doing some grocery shopping or stopping at the drug store in the area, please consider supporting the food drive with canned goods or a financial donation. Donations can be made throughout the month of February at the following locations:

  • Colchester Police Department
  • Burnham Memorial Library
  • Re/Max North office at 875 Roosevelt Highway
  • Milton Family Community Center

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

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