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Do you have a friend, family member, or neighbor in town that could use a little assistance? Please help us spread the word so we can reach as many community members as possible. We post updates and information on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and/or via email. To receive updates via email, you can subscribe to our blog posts on our website.

Food Help Distribution (Friday, June 19) – Registration Required
There will be another State-provided Food Help distribution for Chittenden County on Friday, June 19. Registration is required and must be completed prior to the event. The registration system will streamline the process, reduce wait times, and improve the experience for participants picking up food. To register and see the dates and locations, please visit If you have additional questions or do not have internet access, please call 2-1-1.

Food Shelf Clients (Old and New)
The Food Shelf will continue to be open ONLY on Wednesdays from 12 Noon to 6 PM. Please note:

  • 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.

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.

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.

We encourage you to sign up to receive updates from the Colchester Food Shelf via email. To sign up, please visit the Colchester Food Shelf website (, scroll to the bottom, and complete the “Stay Informed” box to sign up to receive updates directly in your email inbox. If you don’t see the form, please click “What’s New” from the top navigation and then scroll to the bottom to find the “Stay Informed” form.

Need help adding your name to our mailing list or have other questions? Please email us at

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