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Reminders for August 5 and Upcoming Distributions

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 5
The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 5, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

  • Before heading to the Food Shelf, please ensure you have room in the trunk of your car or the back of your SUV.
  • When you arrive at the Food Shelf, please remain in your car and form a single line to the side door.
  • If you are new to the Food Shelf, please bring proof of residency (E.g., utility bill, insurance bill, mortgage/lease). Unfortunately, a driver’s license cannot be used for proof of residency.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
The Farmers to Families food box program, providing the distribution of fresh produce, cheese, milk, and chicken, is continuing throughout the state. The next distribution in our area will be on Monday, August 10.* To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Distributions sites rotate around the state, with each site occurring at least twice during the month. If you don’t make it to the first distribution date for your town, check the calendar on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help to see when distribution will be back in your community/area. Registration is open for through the week of August 10.

*These dates were listed on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help as of 8/3/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

Where Can You Find Us?
The Food Shelf is located at 245 Main Street, Colchester, between Claussen’s Greenhouse and Union Memorial School. We can also be reached by phone at 802-879-2444. If you call outside our Wednesday hours, please leave a message.
Our mailing address for donations is Colchester Food Shelf, PO Box 625, Colchester, Vermont 05446.

Stay well!

Information about the upcoming Farmers to Families distributions. Please call 2-1-1 for information.

Quarter 2 by the Numbers

The totals for the second quarter of 2020 are in! The food shelf has received 8,256 pounds of non-perishable food items during the second quarter! The donations have come from a variety of sources, including individual donors, local businesses, food drives, local churches, and other organizations. Additional statistics dating back to 2011 can be found by selecting “Our Impact” from the main menu.

Quarter 2 Donations from Wednesday Drop-Offs at the Food Shelf (in pounds)

Quarter 2 Donations from Local Businesses and Organizations (in pounds)

Since 2008, the Colchester Food Shelf has been registered as a Network Partner of the Vermont Foodbank. As a Network Partner, food can be purchased at discounted prices, to help supplement food received from the community at large.

The Food Shelf relies for help and supplies on continued donations from Colchester residents, churches, schools, organizations, and businesses.

Where is the food shelf located?
The Colchester Community Food Shelf is located in the old fire station in the village of Colchester.

When is the food shelf open?
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Second Saturdays of the Month: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Notice
For the health and safety of clients and volunteers, the CCFS is open on WEDNESDAYS ONLY from 12 Noon to 6 PM until further notice.

Need help finding us?
Contact us at 802.879.2444

Colchester Food Shelf

245 Main Street
Colchester, VT 05446

802.879.2444

What’s New? Check out our latest blog posts!

Wondering what has been going on at the food shelf or looking for information about upcoming events? Below are highlights from our most recent blog entries. More entries and information can be found from the What’s New link at the top of the page.

Reminders for August 5 and Upcoming Distributions

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Thank You Donors

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