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The Colchester Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, June 16 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

We continue to be open only on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM. For the immediate future, 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 go on the back seat, the volunteers will leave the groceries at the car for you to place in your car. ***

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 since November 2020. 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.

Mark Your Calendars: The Food Shelf Will Be Closed on June 30
Please mark your calendars. Due to a construction project, THE COLCHESTER FOOD SHELF WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30. Please plan your monthly visit to the Food Shelf accordingly.

Thank You, Donors!
Thank you so much for the donated groceries each week. Please remember to bring items only on Wednesdays. Please do not leave items unless the Food Shelf is 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. If you would like to drop off donations between 12 Noon and 6 PM, you can park at Claussen’s Greenhouse. 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.).

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, which is an easier time for volunteers to receive donations.

Not Feeling Well? You Can Send Someone to Pick Up Groceries on Your Behalf!
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

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