Cartoon turkey with corn and a pumpkin

The Food Shelf will be open this week on Wednesday, November 10 from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

Interested in receiving a Thanksgiving turkey and fixings? Please make note of the following important dates: if you are signing up:

  • You must sign up prior to November 22 and you must be a current client of the Colchester Food Shelf.
  • Hours to pick up a Thanksgiving turkey and fixings are:
    • Monday, November 22 from 11 AM to 2 PM and 4 PM to 6 PM.
    • Tuesday, November 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

At this time, we ask that when visiting the Food Shelf, please wear a mask, even while waiting in your car. Volunteers are also wearing masks. We want to keep everyone safe, visitors and volunteers alike.

Please bring your Proof of Residency when you visit the Food Shelf for the first time, if you have not been to the Food Shelf in 2021, or if you have been instructed to bring documentation during your last visit. 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.

Thanksgiving Donations
We are reaching out to community members once again for turkeys and dinner fixing items. We will be open FOR DONATION ONLY on Saturday, November 13, and Saturday, November 20, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Please do not feel the need to purchase a turkey until they are on sale at the grocery stores.

Please do not leave donated items at the Food Shelf unless we are open. Volunteers are at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day. If you want to stop by between 11 AM and Noon, come to the side door if the large garage door is not open. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays anytime between 11 AM and when the Food Shelf closes at 6 PM.


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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