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Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution – Burlington (Today)

Please help spread the word about the Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution is happening today (now), Tuesday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Burlington. Anyone is welcome to come to pick up food!

The following information about the event was provided by the Vermont Foodbank:

Phone: 1-800-585-2265
Email: info@vtfoodbank.org

The Vermont National Guard will be at the North Ave exit of VT Route 127, on Tuesday, 5/26, from 10AM-2PM distributing non-perishable food boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products provided by the Abbey Group while supplies last. Anyone is welcome to come pickup food.

Vehicles should take VT Route 127 from the Plattsburg Ave on ramp and proceed southbound to the North Ave exit where the Guard will be distributing food.

We will be distributing Farmers To Families meal kits containing meat, produce, and dairy products.

We will also be distributing non-perishable food from FEMA.

All food will be distributed while supplies last.

How does it work?
Food is available while supplies last. Just pull up in your car, open your trunk, and the appropriate amount of food will be loaded by members of the Guard.

Please be sure there is space available in your car for the boxes of food.

The National Guard requests that you please not bring your pet to the distribution to ensure their safety while loading meal boxes into vehicles.

Please wear a mask when picking up food.

Those who are ill, have been advised to quarantine, or lack transportation can send a friend or relative to pick up meals for them.

We are making every effort to streamline the distribution process. However, depending on turn out at each event, you may have to wait in your car. We suggest you bring water and snacks in the event there is a wait.

2020 by the Numbers

The totals are in for the first quarter of 2020 are in! The food shelf has served 727 people during the first quarter of 2020. That is an increase of 187 people over the first quarter in 2019. Additional statistics dating back to 2011 can be found by selecting “Our Impact” from the main menu.

Q1 in 2019 (Last Year)

Q1 in 2020 (Current Year)

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?
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Second Saturdays of the Month: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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


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