“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

May 19: Grocery Pick-up and Thank You

Thank you spelled out as pictures tacked to a board

Thank you Hannaford Shoppers
The Colchester Food Shelf was the beneficiary of the Hannaford Fight Hunger Bag Program for the month of April. The generous shoppers (including those who may have forgotten their reusable bags at home when they went shopping) purchased enough reusable bags to raise $390 for the Colchester Food Shelf in the month of April!

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, May 19 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

We continue to be open only on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Volunteers will greet those needing food assistance outside at their cars. *** Please wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf. Also, please make sure there is room in your TRUNK or BACK of SUV. If groceries must be placed on the back seat, we will leave them at the car for you to place in the car. ***

If you are coming to the Food Shelf for your monthly visit and have not provided your Colchester proof of residency this year you need to do so at THIS visit to the Food Shelf. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays. 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. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting the 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

Full Plates VT: State-Wide Food Box Distribution

Full Plates VT: A Free Box of Fresh Produce and Pantry Staples for Your Family

The Vermont Foodbank is excited to announce the launch of Full Plates VT. Full Plates VT will distribute food boxes at drive-through style distributions throughout all fourteen counties in Vermont. The program is currently scheduled to run from June – September 2021.

To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations will be required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit vtfoodbank.org/gethelp or call 833-670-2254 for assistance. New dates will continue to be added to the registration website so please continue to check back for new distributions.

Registration opens May 24, 2021

Each reservation will receive fresh produce along with other fresh and shelf-stable products.

Each household must register for their own food box and self-certify that they make less than 300% of the federal poverty limit:

# of Persons in HouseholdMaximum Monthly Income
1$3,220
2$4,355
3$5,490
4$6,625
5$7,760
6$8,895
7$10,030
8$11,165
Add $378.33 for each person in household over 8 persons

If you are unable to attend the event in person you may register for a food box and designate a proxy individual to pick it up from the distribution.

May 12: Grocery Pick-up

Emoji wearing a mask

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

We continue to be open only on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Volunteers will greet those needing food assistance outside at their cars. *** Please wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf. Also, please make sure there is room in your TRUNK or BACK of SUV. If groceries must be placed on the back seat, we will leave them at the car for you to place in the car. ***

If you are coming to the Food Shelf for your monthly visit and have not provided your Colchester proof of residency this year you need to do so at THIS visit to the Food Shelf. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays. 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. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting the 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

May 5: Grocery Pick-up

Emoji wearing a mask

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

We continue to be open only on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Volunteers will greet those needing food assistance outside at their cars. *** Please wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf. Also, please make sure there is room in your TRUNK or BACK of SUV. If groceries must be placed on the back seat, we will leave them at the car for you to place in the car. ***

If you are coming to the Food Shelf for your monthly visit and have not provided your Colchester proof of residency this year you need to do so at THIS visit to the Food Shelf. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays. 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. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting the 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

April 28: Grocery Pick-up

Elephant holding a sign that reads, "Don't forget"!

The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, April 28 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Donors
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. Please remember to only bring items on Wednesdays. 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. You will find the donation container near the left garage door at the Food Shelf. We can always use cereal, pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, bottled juice, baking items (like flour and sugar), baked beans, and canned meals (like Ravioli, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, etc.).

If you have not provided your Colchester proof of residency this year you need to do so at this visit to the Food Shelf. Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf. 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 continue to wear a face mask the entire time you are at the Food Shelf.

Make sure there is room in the trunk of your car and/or the back of your SUV!

Not feeling well? Someone can pick up groceries on your behalf! Please call us to complete the perishables information and let us know who is picking up groceries for you. You can reach the Food Shelf at 802-879-2444.

PLEASE STAY SAFE AND WELL! We hope everyone is getting the 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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