“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

July 28: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Pilot

As has been the schedule, the Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday from 12 Noon to 6 PM. We may ask a few of you to try a new shopping list where you will have your choice of items in the monthly groceries. We will continue to ask clients to wait in their vehicles. It is our hope that this will not take any longer than you have been waiting for us to fill your perishables list previously. We ask for your patience as we work towards giving you more options not only with perishables but with non-perishable groceries.

Annual Proof of Residency Requirement
Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time or if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021. Documentation should be a bill, such as a utility bill, insurance bill, etc., or a mortgage/lease agreement. A driver’s license and/or car registration can NOT be used for Proof of Residency.

Donors!
Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays during the hours we are open. Please do not leave items at the Food Shelf unless we are open. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. If you want to drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf.

Local Home Gardeners
If you have extra produce in your gardens this summer, we are happy to have you share them with us. As it says above, there are volunteers preparing for the day beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays, which is an easier time for volunteers to receive donations.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting their vaccine.

THANK YOU again from the Volunteers and Clients

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.

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

Year-to-Date by the Numbers

As these unusual times persist, the Food Shelf continues with significant changes for the safe distribution of groceries for both our clients and volunteers. Our statistics for the last three months of 2020 included: 292 visits to the Food Shelf for an 8% increase over 2019 and 769 people served for an 11% increase. Your generous food donations equaled 13,727 pounds which included 200 turkeys and dinner fixing.

Your generous financial donations have allowed us to purchase the 52,830 pounds of groceries plus your 36,194 donated pounds provided 88 pounds of food per each of the 1023 total visits in 2020. Below are the total donations (in pounds) for each quarter of 2020. Additional statistics dating back to 2011 can be found by selecting “Our Impact” from the main menu.

Qtr 1 Donations (in pounds)

Qtr 2 Donations (in pounds)

Qtr 3 Donations (in pounds)

Qtr 4 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 in the old fire station in the village of Colchester.

When is the food shelf open?
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.

July 28: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Pilot

As has been the schedule, the Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday from 12 Noon to 6 PM. We may ask a few of you to try a new shopping list where you will have your choice of items in the monthly groceries. We will continue to ask clients to wait in their vehicles. It...

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July 21: Grocery Pick-up

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 21 from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Annual Proof of Residency RequirementPlease bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time or if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021....

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July 14: Grocery Pick-up

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 14 from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Annual Proof of Residency RequirementPlease bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time or if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021....

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