As has been the schedule, the Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 11, from 12 Noon to 6 PM. We have a new procedure that gives you options with regular grocery items as well as vegetables and fruits.

What Will the New Shopping Procedure Look Like?

  1. You will be given a shopping list, a perishables list, a pencil, and a clipboard when you arrive.
  2. Please complete your choices on both lists.
  3. We will collect the lists and pack the items you have chosen.

Our goal is that you will not wait much longer than you have waited in the past, but please be patient, as we learn the new system along with you.

A Friendly Reminder for Donors
Please do not leave donated items at the Food Shelf unless we are open. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. Donations can be dropped off at any time between 11 AM and 6 PM on Wednesdays.

Local Home Gardeners
If you have extra produce in your gardens this summer, we are happy to have you share them with us. As it says above, there are volunteers preparing for the day beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays, which is an easier time for volunteers to receive donations.

Annual Proof of Residency Requirement
Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time or if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021. Documentation should be a bill, such as a utility bill, insurance bill, etc., or a mortgage/lease agreement. A driver’s license and/or car registration can NOT be used for Proof of Residency.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting their vaccine.

THANK YOU again from the Volunteers and Clients

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 by phone at 802-879-2444. If you call outside our Wednesday hours, please leave a message.

Our mailing address for donations is Colchester Food Shelf, PO Box 625, Colchester, Vermont 05446.

Questions? Email

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