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The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, September 29, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

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.

The CCFS Will Be Open the First Saturday of Each Month Begin October 2
On Saturday, October 2, the CCFS will begin Saturday hours only on the FIRST Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 11 AM. All the above information in this post applies to both Wednesday and Saturday visits.

Have You Visited the CCFS Since August? If Not, Please Read This Section
We are in the second 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.

Miscellaneous Items Available While You Wait
There will be a table of miscellaneous items and recently outdated items at the front of the Food Shelf during our open hours. Please take a look at what is there while you wait and help yourself to a few items that you will use.

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.

Local Home Gardeners
If you have extra produce in your gardens this summer, we are happy to have you share them with us. As it says above, there are volunteers preparing for the day beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays, which is an easier time for volunteers to receive donations.


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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