“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

October Food Box Distributions

The Farmers to Families food box program is back in action until the end of October. Starting October 5, Farmers to Families food boxes 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 https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help or call (802) 476-0316 for assistance.

Each reservation will receive 1 box with about 30 lbs. of food, including fresh produce, dairy products, and meat.

You are welcome to pick up food for other families who are not able to make it to the pickup site, just be sure to make a separate reservation for each household you would like to pick up for. Each reservation is for one set of food.

*Please check the dates on the website (https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help) regularly, as additional distribution dates are added/updated periodically.

Be well!

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

September 30: Mask Up for Grocery Pick-up

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 30 from 12 Noon to 6 PM

Reminder to Please Mask Up When Visting the CCFS
Please remember to wear a face mask at all times when talking with Colchester Food Shelf volunteers!

Where to Drive/Park When Visting the CCFS on Wednesdays
Please review the following important information regarding the flow of traffic at the CCFS on Wednesdays:

  • 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 pull in as if you were going to the side of the Food Shelf, but turn and stop parallel to the first garage 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.
  • A reminder that clients can shop at the Food Shelf once a month. If you have additional food needs, please inform one of the volunteers and they can provide you with some additional resources or visit our Get Help page.

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.

Thank you again from the volunteers and clients.

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

September 30: Donations and Gardeners

ripe tomatoes

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 30 from 12 Noon to 6 PM

Looking to Drop Off Nonperishable Items?
If you plan to make a donation of nonperishable items, we ask that you please drop off items when the Food Shelf is open. We will be open on Wednesday, September 30, from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Please pull into Claussen’s parking lot and turn right towards the CCFS. Look for the blue container near the left garage door at the CCFS. Thank you again for your generosity!

Attention Gardeners!
Is your garden still producing? If so, we would be happy to distribute any of your extra produce to our clients. If you plan to donate fresh produce from your garden, we ask that items be brought to the Food Shelf on Wednesdays only, preferably before we open, so we can be sure that the fresh items are distributed to clients on the same day. We will have volunteers at the Food Shelf by 11 AM on Wednesday to receive produce donations. If you are donating while the CCFS is open, we would ask that you please park at Claussen’s and walk the produce over to the CCFS between clients. If possible, please try to drop off produce between 11 AM and 12:00 Noon.

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!

Updates for September 23: Mask Up for Grocery Pick-up

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 23 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Reminder to Please Mask Up When Visting the CCFS
Please remember to wear a face mask at all times when talking with Colchester Food Shelf volunteers!

Where to Drive/Park When Visting the CCFS on Wednesdays
Please review the following important information regarding the flow of traffic at the CCFS on Wednesdays:

  • 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 pull in as if you were going to the side of the Food Shelf, but turn and stop parallel to the first garage 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.

Gardeners with Extra Produce
Is your garden still producing? If yes, and you would like to donate fresh produce to the CCFS, we ask that produce be brought to the Food Shelf on Wednesdays only, preferably before we open at 12 noon, so we can be sure that the fresh items are distributed on the same day. We will have volunteers at the Food Shelf by 11 AM on Wednesday, September 23, to receive produce donations. From 11:00 to 11:30 AM, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf. If there are already clients lined up at the CCFS, please park at Claussen’s and walk over to the Food Shelf.

Donations
Thank you again for donating groceries to the CCFS! We would ask that you please bring donated items on Wednesdays. Please pull into Claussen’s parking lot and come towards the CCFS. Look for the blue container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. Thank you again for your generosity!

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.

Thank you again from the volunteers and clients.

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org

Updates for September 16: CCFS Grocery Pick-up (TODAY!)

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 16 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Where to Drive/Park When Visting the CCFS on Wednesdays
With school back in session, we will continue to use a similar vehicle flow as we did while the paving project was taking place next door to the Food Shelf. Please review the following important information regarding the impact of the paving project:

  • 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 pull in as if you were going to the side of the Food Shelf, but turn and stop parallel to the first garage 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.

Gardeners with Extra Produce
If you plan to donate fresh produce from your garden to the CCFS, we ask that produce be brought to the Food Shelf on Wednesdays only, preferably before we open at 12 noon, so we can be sure that the fresh items are distributed on the same day. We will have volunteers at the Food Shelf by 11 AM on Wednesday, September 16, to receive produce donations. From 11:00 to 11:30 AM, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf.

Donations
Thank you again for donating groceries to the CCFS! We would ask that you please bring donated items on Wednesdays. Please pull into Claussen’s parking lot and come towards the CCFS. Look for the blue container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. Thank you again for your generosity!

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.

Thank you again from the volunteers and clients.

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