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Reminder: CCFS Will Be Closed November 24

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The Colchester Food Shelf will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 24.

The Food Shelf will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, December 1. The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, December 1 from 12 Noon to 6 PM and Saturday, December 4 (the first Saturday of the month) from 9 AM to 11 AM.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!

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 at 802-879-2444 or info@colchesterfoodshelf.org. If you call outside our regular hours, please leave a message.

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 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

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.

Reminder: CCFS Will Be Closed November 24

The Colchester Food Shelf will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 24. The Food Shelf will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, December 1. The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, December 1 from 12 Noon to 6 PM and Saturday, December 4 (the first Saturday of the...

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Thanksgiving Preparations at the Food Shelf

The Colchester Food Shelf continues to prepare for Thanksgiving. We are making excellent progress with donations. We have 68 turkeys and need a little over 100 in total. We would like to offer dinner fixings along with a turkey to Food Shelf clients, so we are looking...

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November 17: Grocery Pick-up and Thanksgiving Info

The Food Shelf will be open this week on Wednesday, November 17 from 12 Noon to 6 PM. NOTE: The Food Shelf will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 24. At this time, we ask that when visiting the Food Shelf, please wear a mask, even while waiting in your car. Volunteers...

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