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August 25: Grocery Pick-up and Shopping List Procedure

A person holding fresh vegetables in their hands.

The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 25, 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.

Shopping List Procedure

We are in our fourth week 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 learn 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There will be a table of miscellaneous items and recently outdated items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours on Wednesday, August 25.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.

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. 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

August 18: Grocery Pick-up and New Shopping List Procedure

A person holding fresh vegetables in their hands.

The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 18, 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.

Miscellaneous Items Available While You Wait
There will be a table of miscellaneous items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours on Wednesday, August 18. 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.

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.

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

August 11: Grocery Pick-up and New Shopping List Procedure

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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

August 4: Grocery Pick-up and New Shopping List Procedure

As has been the schedule, the Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 4, from 12 Noon to 6 PM. We are starting a new procedure this week to give you options with the regular grocery items and with 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. A volunteer 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.

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.

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.

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 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

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