A person that looks very cold!


Please WEAR A MASK, even while waiting in your car. Volunteers are also wearing masks. If you can wear double masks for a short time, it would be much appreciated. We want to keep everyone safe, visitors and volunteers alike.

We are checking everyone’s proof of residency for 2022. Documentation should be a bill, such as a utility bill, insurance bill, etc., or a mortgage/lease agreement. A Vermont Hunting/Fishing license or auto insurance paperwork can be used as well if they contain your current home address. Unfortunately, a driver’s license and/or car registration can NOT be used for proof of residency.

Weather permitting, there are two tables outside the Food Shelf with miscellaneous items. Please take only what you will use. There are also still some winter coats on a coat rack during open hours.

Information on Food Shelf Closure(s)
If Colchester schools are closed due to weather, the Food Shelf will also be closed. So, if weather (winter weather) is questionable, please check for Colchester school closures.

Donors, please do not leave donations outside the building when we are not open. Generally, volunteers are not available to stop by to check for donations on a daily basis. We have had some donations left outside which caused items to freeze and they had to be discarded. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf on Wednesdays at 11 AM to prepare for the day. Please feel free to stop by and drop off donations between 11 AM and 6 PM on Wednesdays.

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Where Can You Find Us?
The Food Shelf is located at 245 Main Street, Colchester, between Claussen’s Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.

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

Questions? Email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org. We can also be reached by phone at 802-879-2444. If you call outside our Wednesday hours, please leave a message.

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