“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
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM
The Food Shelf will be open for regular hours on Wednesday, December 6 from 12 Noon to 6 PM. There is early dismissal at Union Memorial School on Wednesday so there will be school buses in and out between 12 PM and 1 PM. Please line up coming from Claussens for that first hour. Please be careful not to block the service road and entrance to Claussens between the Food Shelf and Claussens.
PROOF OF RESIDENCE: Please bring Proof of Residency if you are new, have been asked to provide it, or if you would like to provide it for 2024.
We hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving!
DONATIONS: Thank you so much to all who brought dinner fixings and turkeys to the Food Shelf prior to Thanksgiving. We did meet our goal! We had several businesses and neighborhoods doing food drives. We appreciate all the generosity demonstrated these last few weeks. We also are very appreciative of the financial donations received and hope you find that you can continue to provide funds that we can put towards our purchases of items on our shopping list. Please note that the Food Shelf operates on an all-volunteer staff and financial donations to cover the cost of food and utilities.
Please stay safe and well!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
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
Colchester, VT 05446
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.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM The Food Shelf will be open for regular hours on Wednesday, December 6 from 12 Noon to 6 PM. There is early dismissal at Union Memorial School on Wednesday so there will be school buses in and out between 12 PM...
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PMSATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 FOOD SHELF HOURS: 9 AM TO 11 AM The Food Shelf will be open for regular hours on Wednesday, November 29 from 12 Noon to 6 PM, and Saturday, December 2 from 9 AM to 11 AM. PROOF OF RESIDENCE:...
IMPORTANT: PICK-UP TIMES FOR TURKEY AND DINNER FIXINGS IMPORTANT: Turkey and dinner fixings must be picked up during one of the following days/times. These are the only times for pick-up: Monday, November 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM Monday, November 20 from 4 PM to 7 PM...