“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, June 22: Grocery Pick-up

Basket of vegetables.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22: FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM

MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: If you have not been to the Food Shelf before or if you have not been in 2022, please bring Proof of Residency of Colchester. Proof needs to be a current bill, lease etc., with your name and address. A license or car registration can NOT be used as Proof of Residence.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: We have tables outside the Food Shelf, one with miscellaneous items and the other with recently outdated items. Please help yourself to those items that you will use.

GARDENERS: In past summers, many of you have planted an extra row in your garden for the Food Shelf. It has been much appreciated and we hope you will do so again. Think about adding a little extra to your garden if you have not done so in the past. Fresh vegetables are often the highlight of the monthly visit to the Food Shelf. Thank you in advance.

FRESH VEGETABLES: We will have some fresh garden veggies soon. Gardens are starting to produce: radishes, scallions, beet greens, and lettuce.

DONORS: As a reminder, there are volunteers at the Food Shelf at 11:00 AM on Wednesdays, preparing for the day, if you would like to drop off donations between 11:00 AM – 12 Noon. Some grocery donations to consider might include apple juice; Progresso or Campbell’s Chunky soups with chicken or beef; cereals (Honey Nut Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, etc.); pasta sauce (without meat). Please check the dates to avoid bringing outdated items. Thank you for your help!

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

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!

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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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, June 22: Grocery Pick-up

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22: FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers. PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: If you have not been to the Food Shelf before or if you have not been in 2022, please bring...

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Wednesday, June 15: Grocery Pick-up

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers. PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: If you have not been to the Food Shelf before or if you have not been in 2022, please bring...

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Wednesday, June 8: Grocery Pick-up

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: FOOD SHELF HOURS: 12 NOON TO 6 PM MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers. PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: If you have not been to the Food Shelf before please bring Proof of Residence on your first...

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