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2nd Notice: Sat., Feb. 4: CCFS Closed Due to Dangerous Temps

Sign that reads, "Sorry, We're closed."

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4: CLOSED DUE TO FRIGID, DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES

The Colchester Food Shelf will be closed today, Saturday, February 4, due to the frigid, dangerous temperatures.

Please stay safe and well!

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: 2021

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 2021 included: 276 visits to the Food Shelf and 761 people served. Your generous food donations for the quarter totaled 11,490 pounds, which included turkeys and dinner fixing.

Throughout 2021, we received 32,302 pounds of groceries! Below are the total donations (in pounds) for each quarter of 2021. 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 and the FIRST SATURDAY of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM 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

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2nd Notice: Sat., Feb. 4: CCFS Closed Due to Dangerous Temps

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4: CLOSED DUE TO FRIGID, DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES The Colchester Food Shelf will be closed today, Saturday, February 4, due to the frigid, dangerous temperatures. Please stay safe and well! Help us spread the word to those that may not see the Front...

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Saturday, February 4: Closed Due to Dangerous Temperatures

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4: CLOSED DUE TO FRIGID, DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES The Colchester Food Shelf will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, February 4, due to the frigid, dangerous temperatures. Please stay safe and well! Help us spread the word to those that may not see the...

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Wed, Feb 1: Grocery Pick-up

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1: FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PMSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4: FOOD SHELF WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO FRIGID, DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 is an early dismissal/in-service day for Union Memorial School. Please line up towards Claussen's for...

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