The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, October 13, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

It’s Just a Matter of Time… Cold Weather Is Coming! Do You or a Family Member Need a Winter Coat?
For the next couple of weeks, there will be a rack of winter coats available for those who might need one or someone in their household could use. If a coat is something that you or your family member can use, please take a few minutes to check them out while we complete your groceries list.

Annual Proof of Residency Requirement
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.

Have You Visited the CCFS Since August? If Not, Please Read This Section
We are in the third month of using a new procedure that will give you options with the regular grocery items as well as vegetables and fruits. You will be given a shopping list, a perishables list, a pencil, and a clipboard when you arrive. Please complete your choices on both lists. We will collect the lists and pack the items you have chosen. Our goal is that you will not wait much longer than you have waited in the past but please be patient as we continue to adapt to the new system along with you.

Please Leave Donated Items ONLY on Wednesdays 11 AM – 6 PM
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.

Thank You to Our Local Home Gardeners!
A big thank you to all of our local gardeners for all their great produce throughout the summer! Everything was much appreciated!


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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