“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

― Chinese Proverb

April 14: Grocery Pick-up and Residency Verification

A checklist with a pencil.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, April 14 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

If you have not provided your Colchester proof of residency this year you need to do so at your next visit to the Food Shelf. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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 remember to wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf and please make sure there is room in the trunk of your car and/or the back of your SUV!

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

Donors
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. You donated over 8000 pounds in the first quarter of 2021! Please remember to only bring items on Wednesdays. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. If you want to drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf. If you would like to drop off donations between 12 Noon and 6 PM, you can park at Claussen’s Greenhouse. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting the 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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

Special Message and Reminders for Our Donors

Thank you spelled out as pictures tacked to a board

A Three-Part Message to Colchester Food Shelf Donors:

Part I: Most Important
THANK YOU
so much to all of you who donate non-perishables to the Food Shelf. During the first quarter of 2021, you have donated over 8000, yes 8000, pounds of non-perishable food for us to distribute to those who need help!

Part II: Helpful
Please do not drop off donations when the Food Shelf is not open. Several times in the last few weeks, we have found donations left outside the Food Shelf on days when we are not open. We are only open on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Volunteers are usually at the Food Shelf by 11 AM on Wednesdays.

Part III: Necessary
As much as we appreciate your donations, please be sure to check expiration dates on all items you plan to donate from your pantry. We cannot include outdated, opened, or partially used items in the groceries given to those we serve.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!

Thank you so much from the Board of Directors, volunteers and all those we serve!

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.

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

April 7: Grocery Pick-up and Residency Verification

A checklist with a pencil.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, April 7 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

If you have not provided your Colchester proof of residency this year you need to do so at your next visit to the Food Shelf. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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 remember to wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf and please make sure there is room in the trunk of your car and/or the back of your SUV!

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

Donors
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. Please remember to only bring items on Wednesdays. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. If you want to drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf. If you would like to drop off donations between 12 Noon and 6 PM, you can park at Claussen’s Greenhouse. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!

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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

March 31 Groceries and Food Box Distributions

Small signs that read, "IMPORTANT."

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
There are upcoming food distributions from the Vermont Food Bank in Burlington on Tuesday, March 30 and Friday, April 9. As of 5:00 p.m. today, there were no openings remaining for the March 30 distribution; however, there are still openings* for the food box distribution on April 9. Please check on the following website to make an appointment: www.humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help.

*As of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, there were still openings for the Burlington distribution on April 9.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, March 31 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be reviewing registration information and checking Proof of Residency. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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 remember to wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf. Make sure there is room in the trunk of your car and/or the back of your SUV for your groceries.

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

Donors
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. You amaze us each week! Please remember to only bring items on Wednesdays. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. If you want to drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf. If you would like to drop off donations between 12 Noon and 6 PM, you can park at Claussen’s Greenhouse. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!

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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

March 24 Groceries and March 30 Distribution

Small signs that read, "IMPORTANT."

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
There is a food distribution from the Vermont Food Bank in Burlington on Tuesday, March 30. As of 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, there were still openings for the March 30 distribution. Please check on the following website to make an appointment: www.humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help.

*As of 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, there were still openings for the Burlington distribution on March 30.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, March 24 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be reviewing registration information and checking Proof of Residency. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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 remember to wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf. Make sure there is room in the trunk of your car and/or the back of your SUV for your groceries.

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

Donors
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. You amaze us each week! Please remember to only bring items on Wednesdays. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. If you want to drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf. If you would like to drop off donations between 12 Noon and 6 PM, you can park at Claussen’s Greenhouse. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!

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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

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