A person holding fresh vegetables in their hands.


MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers. Volunteers continue to wear masks throughout their shifts.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: If you have not been to the Food Shelf before or if you have not been in 2022, please bring Proof of Residency of Colchester. Proof needs to be a current bill, lease etc., with your name and address. A license or car registration can NOT be used as Proof of Residence.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: We have tables outside the Food Shelf, one with miscellaneous items and the other with recently outdated items. Please help yourself to those items that you will use. There are also water bottles and we put out larger produce like zucchini and/or cucumbers if you are interested in making relish.

GARDENERS AND THEIR FRESH VEGETABLES: Thank you so much for the fresh produce from our local gardeners. So far we have gotten: cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, green beans, summer squash, Swiss chard, and lettuce. We have also started to get some tomatoes. Thank you! Fresh vegetables are much appreciated.

DONORS: As a reminder, there are volunteers at the Food Shelf at 11:00 AM on Wednesdays, preparing for the day, if you would like to drop off donations between 11:00 AM – 12 Noon. Please do not leave donations if there is no volunteer there. 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, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, etc.); pasta sauce (without meat). Please check the dates to avoid bringing outdated items. Thank you for your help!

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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 info@colchesterfoodshelf.org. 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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