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September 22: Grocery Pick-up and “First Saturday” Hours

ripe tomatoes

The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 22, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Annual Proof of Residency Requirement
Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time, if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021, or if you have been instructed to bring documentation during your last visit. 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.

The CCFS Will Be Open the First Saturday of Each Month Begin October 2
On Saturday, October 2, the CCFS will begin Saturday hours only on the FIRST Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM. All the above information in this post applies to both Wednesday and Saturday visits.

Have You Visited the CCFS Since August? If Not, Please Read This Section
We are in the second month of using a new procedure that will give you options with the regular grocery items as well as vegetables and fruits. You will be given a shopping list, a perishables list, a pencil, and a clipboard when you arrive. Please complete your choices on both lists. 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 continue to adapt to the new system along with you.

Miscellaneous Items Available While You Wait
There will be a table of miscellaneous items and recently outdated items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours. Please take a look at what is there while you wait and help yourself to a few items that you will use.

Please Leave Donated Items ONLY on Wednesdays 11 AM – 6 PM
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. If you want to stop by between 11 AM and Noon, come to the side door if the large garage door is not open.

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.

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

Additional Day Each Month at the CCFS (Effective Oct 2)

Person with a megaphone

Beginning Saturday, October 2, the Colchester Food Shelf is adding an additional day, the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Hours on the First Saturday of the Month: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The same guidelines will apply when visiting the Food Shelf:

  • Please remain in your vehicle
  • Please wear a mask while at the Food Shelf
  • A volunteer will bring you a shopping list/perishable list
  • If this is your first visit to the Food Shelf, please bring proof of residency which could be a utility bill, insurance bill, or mortgage/lease agreement. A driver’s license and/or car registration can NOT be used for Proof of Residency.

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.

Other hours are Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL!

THANK YOU again from the Volunteers and Clients

September 15: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Procedure

Person with a megaphone

The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 15, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Annual Proof of Residency Requirement
Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time, if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021, or if you have been instructed to bring documentation during your last visit. 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.

Have You Visited the CCFS Since August? If Not, Please Read This Section
We are in the second month of using a new procedure that will give you options with the regular grocery items as well as vegetables and fruits. You will be given a shopping list, a perishables list, a pencil, and a clipboard when you arrive. Please complete your choices on both lists. 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 continue to adapt to the new system along with you.

Miscellaneous Items Available While You Wait
There will be a table of miscellaneous items and recently outdated items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours. Please take a look at what is there while you wait and help yourself to a few items that you will use.

Please Leave Donated Items ONLY on Wednesdays 11 AM – 6 PM
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. If you want to stop by between 11 AM and Noon, come to the side door if the large garage door is not open.

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.

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

September 8: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Procedure

Basket of vegetables.

The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 8, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Did You Visit CCFS in August? If Not, Please Read This Section
We are in the second month of using a new procedure that will give you options with the regular grocery items as well as vegetables and fruits. You will be given a shopping list, a perishables list, a pencil, and a clipboard when you arrive. Please complete your choices on both lists. 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 continue to adapt to the new system along with you.

Miscellaneous Items Available While You Wait
There will be a table of miscellaneous items and recently outdated items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours on Wednesday, August 25. Please take a look at what is there while you wait and help yourself to a few items that you will use.

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 Leave Donated Items ONLY on Wednesdays 11 AM – 6 PM
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. If you want to stop by between 11 AM and Noon, come to the side door if the large garage door is not open.

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.

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

September 1: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Procedure

A person holding fresh vegetables in their hands.

The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 1, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Did You Visit CCFS in August? If Not, Please Read This Section
We are in the second month of using a new procedure that will give you options with the regular grocery items as well as vegetables and fruits. You will be given a shopping list, a perishables list, a pencil, and a clipboard when you arrive. Please complete your choices on both lists. 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 continue to adapt to the new system along with you.

Miscellaneous Items Available While You Wait
There will be a table of miscellaneous items and recently outdated items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours on Wednesday, August 25. Please take a look at what is there while you wait and help yourself to a few items that you will use.

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 Leave Donated Items Only on Wednesdays 11 AM – 6 PM
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. If you want to stop by between 11 AM and Noon, come to the side door if the large garage door is not open. 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.

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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