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SCHOOL STARTS ON WEDNESDAY: School begins on Wednesday, August 30. Please note – If you are coming to the Food Shelf between 2:30 – 3:30 PM, busses will be coming and going from Union Memorial School. Please line up from the Claussen’s Greenhouse side of the Food Shelf during that time period. At the same time, please do not block the driveway into Claussen’s Greenhouse.

IT’S STILL AUGUST: Just a reminder that we are still in August. This will be the fifth Wednesday of the month.

REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS: Please bring reusable bags if available.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: Please don’t forget to bring Proof of Residency if you are a new client or if requested. Proof would be a current bill, lease, etc., with your name and address. A driver’s license or car registration can not be used as Proof of Residence.

GARDENERS: Thank you to all who are bringing their extra produce to the Food Shelf. Tomatoes are coming now and they are looking great! Colchester residents that use the services of the Food Shelf are really enjoying all the fresh produce. There are two volunteers at the Food Shelf at 11 AM preparing for the day that can accept your produce. Donation dropoffs between 11 AM and 12 Noon is probably the easiest time to stop in.

OUT-OF-DATE ITEMS: As some of you think about getting ready to go south and cleaning out your pantry, please be sure to check the dates. We cannot put outdated items on our shelves.

DONATIONS: Thank you to all who donate so generously. Please only leave donations during open hours on Wednesdays/Saturdays. The high-priority items are those that are on the shopping list used by our clients. You can find a list of high-priority items by visiting the Donate page on our website (or click here to view the list). If you do not need a receipt, there is a plastic container under the canopy where food donations can be left. Financial donations should be mailed to the PO Box address below:

Colchester Food Shelf
PO Box 625
Colchester, Vermont 05446

Please stay safe and well!

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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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