“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

Updates for August 26: Donations and Gardeners

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 19 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Temporary Change in the Location of the Donation Container (Continued)
Please note that the blue container for donations will be on the Food Shelf side of Claussen’s parking lot on Wednesday, August 19. If you plan to make a donation to the CCFS, please pull into Claussen’s parking lot and come towards the CCFS. You will see the container with our sign. Thank you again for your generosity!

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, 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, August 19, to receive produce donations. From 11:00 to 11:30 AM, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf. The change in time is due to the paving project at Union Memorial School.

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 August 26: Paving Project at UMS Continues

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 26 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Temporary Change to the Flow of Vehicles at the CCFS (Continued)
The paving project at Union Memorial School continues, which impacts the flow of vehicles at 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, 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, August 26, to receive produce donations. From 11:00 to 11:30 AM, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf. The change in time is due to the continued paving project at Union Memorial School.

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!

Important Updates for August 19 Due to Paving at UMS

Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, August 19 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

Temporary Change to the Flow of Vehicles at the CCFS (Continued)
Please look for Food Shelf Volunteers directing you on Wednesday, August 19. We are temporarily changing the flow of vehicles at the Food Shelf due to a paving project at Union Memorial School.

  • 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.

Temporary Change in the Location of the Donation Container (Continued)
Please note that the blue container for donations will be on the Food Shelf side of Claussen’s parking lot on Wednesday, August 19. If you plan to make a donation to the CCFS, please pull into Claussen’s parking lot and come towards the CCFS. You will see the container with our sign. Thank you again for your generosity!

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, 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, August 19, to receive produce donations. From 11:00 to 11:30 AM, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf. The change in time is due to the paving project at Union Memorial School.

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!

August Food Box Distributions

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 17 and Monday, August 24.* To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit https://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 https://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 24, with more distribution dates to be released soon.

*These dates were listed on https://humanresources.vermont.gov/food-help as of 8/10/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

Be well!

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

Important Updates for August 12 Due to Paving at UMS

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

Temporary Change to the Flow of Vehicles at the CCFS
Please look for Food Shelf Volunteers directing you on Wednesday, August 12. We need to change the flow of vehicles at the Food Shelf due to a paving project at Union Memorial School.

  • 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.

Temporary Change in the Location of the Donation Container
Please note that the bleu container for donations will be on the Food Shelf side of Claussen’s parking lot on Wednesday, August 12. If you plan to make a donation to the CCFS, please pull into Claussen’s parking lot and come towards the CCFS. You will see the container with our sign. Thank you again for your generosity!

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, 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, August 12, to receive produce donations. From 11:00 to 11:30 AM, you can come to the side door of the Food Shelf. The change in time is due to the paving project at Union Memorial School.

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!

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