“Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. This week reach to someone that might need a lift.”

― Pablo Valle

Wed., Feb. 28 / Sat., Mar. 2 – Grocery Hours

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 FOOD SHELF HOURS: 9 AM TO 11 AM

The Food Shelf will be open Wednesday, February 28, from 12 noon to 6 PM and Saturday, March 2, from 9 AM to 11 AM.

As a reminder, proof of residency must be verified annually. If you are new, have been asked to provide it, or if you need to provide it for 2024, please remember to bring valid proof of residency showing your name and current Colchester address. Valid documentation for proof of residency can be in the form of a utility bill, property tax bill, mortgage papers, and/or a formal lease agreement.

Donations: There is a Client Shopping List on our website under Donate with a list of groceries that match the items that are on our shopping list for clients. Please do your best to donate items that are on that list. If you are pulling items from your pantry, please check the ‘use by date’. We cannot put items on our shopping list if they are outdated. Thank you.

MASKS: Currently, all volunteers on Wednesdays and Saturdays will be wearing masks.

Help us spread the word to those that may not see the Front Porch Forum, Facebook, or website posts!

Where Can You Find Us?
The Food Shelf is located at 245 Main Street, Colchester, between Claussen’s Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.

Our mailing address for donations is Colchester Food Shelf, PO Box 625, Colchester, Vermont 05446.

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org. We can also be reached by phone at 802-879-2444. If you call outside our Wednesday hours, please leave a message.

Year in Review: 2022

As these unusual times persist, the Food Shelf continues with significant changes for the safe distribution of groceries for both our clients and volunteers. The fourth quarter of 2022 included: 360 visits to the Food Shelf and 984 people served. Your generous food donations for the quarter totaled 13,420 pounds, which included turkeys and dinner fixing.

Throughout 2023, we received 28,237 pounds of groceries! Below are the total donations (in pounds) for each quarter. Additional statistics dating back to 2011 can be found by selecting “Our Impact” from the main menu.

2023 Qtr 1 Donations (in pounds)

2023 Qtr 2 Donations (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 between Claussen’s Greenhouse and Union Memorial School in the old fire station in the village of Colchester .

When is the food shelf open?
The CCFS is open on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM and the First Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM.

Need help finding us?
Contact us at 802.879.2444

Colchester Food Shelf

245 Main Street
Colchester, VT 05446

802.879.2444

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