Colchester Food Shelf is OPEN TODAY, Wednesday, July 22
The Colchester Food Shelf will be open today, Wednesday, July 22, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

  • Before heading to the Food Shelf, please ensure you have room in the trunk of your car or the back of your SUV.
  • When you arrive at the Food Shelf, please remain in your car and form a single line to the side door.
  • If you are new to the Food Shelf, please bring proof of residency (E.g., utility bill, insurance bill, mortgage/lease). Unfortunately, a driver’s license cannot be used for proof of residency.

Colchester Food Shelf Donors
Thank you for your continued support and generosity! If you are donating groceries, please park at Union Memorial School. You will find a container in front of the school building. If Mother Nature does not cooperate, the donation bin will be located under the covered area at the front of the school. Please only donate on Wednesdays when the Food Shelf is open so that our volunteers are available to process the donations.

Farmers to Families Food Box Program
The Farmers to Families food box program, providing the distribution of fresh produce, cheese, milk, and chicken, is continuing throughout the state. The next distribution in our area will be on Monday, July 27.* To keep wait times to a minimum, reservations are required for the distributions. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit or call 2-1-1 if you do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable using it.

Distributions sites rotate around the state, with each site occurring at least twice during the month. If you don’t make it to the first distribution date for your town, check the calendar on to see when distribution will be back in your community/area. Registration is open for through the week of August 10, with more distribution dates to be released soon.

*These dates were listed on as of 7/21/2020. Please check the dates on the website in case changes are made to the originally posted schedule.

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.

Stay well!

Information about the upcoming Farmers to Families distributions. Please call 2-1-1 for information.

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