“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

July 28: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Pilot

As has been the schedule, the Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday from 12 Noon to 6 PM. We may ask a few of you to try a new shopping list where you will have your choice of items in the monthly groceries. We will continue to ask clients to wait in their vehicles. It is our hope that this will not take any longer than you have been waiting for us to fill your perishables list previously. We ask for your patience as we work towards giving you more options not only with perishables but with non-perishable groceries.

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.

Donors!
Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays during the hours we are open. Please do not leave 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 drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf.

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! 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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

July 21: Grocery Pick-up

ripe tomatoes

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 21 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 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.

Thank You, Donors!
Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays during the hours we are open. Please do not leave 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 drop off donations between 11 AM and 12 Noon, please come to the side door of the Food Shelf.

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! 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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

July 14: Grocery Pick-up

A person holding fresh vegetables in their hands.

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 14 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 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.

Thank You, Donors!
Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays. Please do not leave 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 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.

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, which is an easier time for volunteers to receive donations.

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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

July 7: Grocery Pick-up and Updated Mask Policy

Emoji wearing a mask

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

Following the State of Vermont/CDC guidelines, the following mask policy is in place at the Food Shelf:

  • For Volunteers and Clients that are fully vaccinated, mask wearing will be optional.
  • For Volunteers and Clients that are not fully vaccinated, masks will be worn during the entire shift/visit to the Food Shelf.
  • We are relying on everyone in both parties to be honest in their need or desire to wear a mask. Volunteers should wear their mask if clients are doing so.

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.

Thank You, Donors!
Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays. Please do not leave 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 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.

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, which is an easier time for volunteers to receive donations.

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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

CCFS Closed on June 30 for Construction

Orange sign that reads, "Temporarily closed for construction."

REMINDER: The Colchester Food Shelf is in the middle of a construction project and WILL NOT BE OPEN on Wednesday, June 30.

The Colchester Food Shelf will reopen on Wednesday, July 7 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

If you need food assistance, you are eligible to use Feeding Chittenden Food Shelf on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington.

Stay hydrated and as cool as possible!

Colchester Community Food Shelf

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

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