Food on the shelfs at the food shelf.


Thank you for continuing to WEAR A MASK when talking with Food Shelf volunteers.

Donors, as a reminder, there are volunteers at the Food Shelf beginning at 11 AM on Wednesdays preparing for the day if you would like to drop off donations early. Some grocery donations to consider might include apple juice; Progresso or Campbell’s Chunky soups with chicken or beef; cereals (Honey Nut Cheerios, Raisin Bran, etc.); pasta sauce (without meat). Please check the dates on the items to be donated to ensure they are not out of date. Thank you!

If you are in need of help with groceries and this is your first visit to the Food Shelf, please remember to bring Proof of Residence (mail with your name and current address). Documentation should be a bill, such as a utility bill, insurance bill, etc., or a mortgage/lease agreement. Unfortunately, a driver’s license and/or car registration can NOT be used for Proof of Residence. If you are a registered client at the Food Shelf but have not come for several months, please bring Proof of Residence for 2022.

We continue to have tables outside the Food Shelf during our open hours, one with miscellaneous items and the other with recently outdated items. Please help yourself to those items that you will use.

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Where Can You Find Us?
The Food Shelf is located at 245 Main Street, Colchester, between Claussen’s Greenhouse and Union Memorial School.

Our mailing address for donations is Colchester Food Shelf, PO Box 625, Colchester, Vermont 05446.

Questions? Email We can also be reached by phone at 802-879-2444. If you call outside our Wednesday hours, please leave a message.

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