Farmers to Families Distribution (Tuesday, June 9) – Registration Required
There will be another Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution event for Chittenden County on Tuesday, June 9. The Vermont Foodbank and its partners at the State have created a registration system. The registration system will streamline the process, reduce wait times, and improve the experience for participants picking up food. Registration for the upcoming Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution is required and must be completed in order to pick 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.

Special Donation Hours (Wednesday, June 10)
Thank you for your continued support and generosity! Please note that there are special donation hours on Wednesday, June 10. Donors can park at Union Memorial School to make donations of non-perishable food items between 12 Noon and 4 p.m. Look for the container under the covered area at the front of the school building if it is raining. There will be a Second Grade Graduation at Union Memorial School beginning at 5 p.m. Please do not park at Union Memorial School for Colchester Food Shelf business after 4 p.m.

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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 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.

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.

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Stay well!

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