“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

Reminders for August 5 and Upcoming Distributions

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 5
The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 5, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

  • Before heading to the Food Shelf, please ensure you have room in the trunk of your car or the back of your SUV.
  • When you arrive at the Food Shelf, please remain in your car and form a single line to the side door.
  • If you are new to the Food Shelf, please bring proof of residency (E.g., utility bill, insurance bill, mortgage/lease). Unfortunately, a driver’s license cannot be used for proof of residency.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
The Farmers to Families food box program, providing the distribution of fresh produce, cheese, milk, and chicken, is continuing throughout the state. The next distribution in our area will be on Monday, August 10.* To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Distributions sites rotate around the state, with each site occurring at least twice during the month. If you don’t make it to the first distribution date for your town, check the calendar on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help to see when distribution will be back in your community/area. Registration is open for through the week of August 10.

*These dates were listed on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help as of 8/3/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

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.

Stay well!

Information about the upcoming Farmers to Families distributions. Please call 2-1-1 for information.

Thank You Donors

Please accept a very grateful and heartfelt thank you to all of you who have donated to the Colchester Food Shelf, either with groceries, financially, or both. You have been a major player in taking care of those in our community that need assistance in putting enough food on their table. You have always been very generous towards our mission at the Food Shelf, but you have surpassed all expectations over the last five months. Please know that you are greatly appreciated.

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to be open on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 6 PM. Your food donations are welcome and at least until school begins, you should continue to bring items only on Wednesday between those hours, leaving them in the container in front of the school building.

Gardeners with extra produce, we would continue to ask that your fresh produce be brought to the Food Shelf only on Wednesdays, preferably before we open, so we can be sure that these fresh items are distributed that day. We will have volunteers at the Food Shelf by 11 AM on Wednesday to receive any produce. Between 11 AM and 12 noon, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf.

Thank you again from the volunteers and clients!

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

Questions: : http://www.colchesterfoodshelf.org or info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

Stay Well.

Reminders for July 29 and Upcoming Distributions

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 29
The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 29, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

  • Before heading to the Food Shelf, please ensure you have room in the trunk of your car or the back of your SUV.
  • When you arrive at the Food Shelf, please remain in your car and form a single line to the side door.
  • If you are new to the Food Shelf, please bring proof of residency (E.g., utility bill, insurance bill, mortgage/lease). Unfortunately, a driver’s license cannot be used for proof of residency.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
The Farmers to Families food box program, providing the distribution of fresh produce, cheese, milk, and chicken, is continuing throughout the state. The next distribution in our area will be on Monday, August 3.* To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Distributions sites rotate around the state, with each site occurring at least twice during the month. If you don’t make it to the first distribution date for your town, check the calendar on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help to see when distribution will be back in your community/area. Registration is open for through the week of August 10, with more distribution dates to be released soon.

Colchester Food Shelf Donors
Thank you for your continued support and generosity! If you are donating groceries, please park at Union Memorial School. You will find a container in front of the school building. If Mother Nature does not cooperate, the donation bin will be located under the covered area at the front of the school. Please only donate on Wednesdays when the Food Shelf is open so that our volunteers are available to process the donations.

*These dates were listed on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help as of 7/28/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

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.

Stay well!

Information about the upcoming Farmers to Families distributions. Please call 2-1-1 for information.

Reminders for July 22 and Upcoming Distributions

Colchester Food Shelf is OPEN TODAY, Wednesday, July 22
The Colchester Food Shelf will be open today, Wednesday, July 22, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

  • Before heading to the Food Shelf, please ensure you have room in the trunk of your car or the back of your SUV.
  • When you arrive at the Food Shelf, please remain in your car and form a single line to the side door.
  • If you are new to the Food Shelf, please bring proof of residency (E.g., utility bill, insurance bill, mortgage/lease). Unfortunately, a driver’s license cannot be used for proof of residency.

Colchester Food Shelf Donors
Thank you for your continued support and generosity! If you are donating groceries, please park at Union Memorial School. You will find a container in front of the school building. If Mother Nature does not cooperate, the donation bin will be located under the covered area at the front of the school. Please only donate on Wednesdays when the Food Shelf is open so that our volunteers are available to process the donations.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
The Farmers to Families food box program, providing the distribution of fresh produce, cheese, milk, and chicken, is continuing throughout the state. The next distribution in our area will be on Monday, July 27.* To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Distributions sites rotate around the state, with each site occurring at least twice during the month. If you don’t make it to the first distribution date for your town, check the calendar on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help to see when distribution will be back in your community/area. Registration is open for through the week of August 10, with more distribution dates to be released soon.

*These dates were listed on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help as of 7/21/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

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.

Stay well!

Information about the upcoming Farmers to Families distributions. Please call 2-1-1 for information.

New Farmers to Families Dates (July/August) – Register Now!

The Farmers to Families food box program has kicked off its next phase of distributions. This July and August, Farmers to Families food boxes containing fresh produce, cheese, milk, and chicken will be available at multiple daily food distributions throughout the state.

To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations will be required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Distributions sites will rotate around the state in July, with each site occurring at least twice during the month. If you don’t make it to the first distribution date for your town, check the calendar on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help to see when distribution will be back in your community/area. Registration is open for all distribution dates in July.

The next distribution in our area will be on Monday, July 20 and Monday, July 27.*

*These dates were listed on humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help as of 7/17/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

Information about the upcoming Farmers to Families distributions. Please call 2-1-1 for information.

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