MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers. Volunteers continue to wear masks throughout their shifts. COVID-19 is still out here, but just as important, the Flu virus has arrived.

CANOPY UP: The canopy should be up outside the Food Shelf this week. There will be tables with miscellaneous items that are not on our shopping list; recently outdated items (marked as such); some hats and mittens; as well as the coat rack with children’s coats and ski pants plus a few adult coats care of Gadue’s Dry Cleaners.

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. We will be checking Proof of Residency for 2023 during January and February. If you bring in proof of residency during December, it will also be good for 2023.

DONATIONS: Thank you to all who donated so generously these last few weeks. We appreciate the financial donations and grocery donations that help to stock our shelves. The high-priority items are those that are on the shopping list used by our clients. We will add that list to our website noted below. When we receive any other items that are not on our shopping list, we place them on a miscellaneous table which we put outside under our canopy, weather permitting. If you are donating items from your pantry, please check the dates and do not donate outdated groceries.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE IF THE FOOD SHELF IS CLOSED: As in past years, if school is canceled due to weather during the winter on a Wednesday, the Food Shelf will also be closed.

Please stay safe and well!

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Hours of Operation: Wednesdays 12 Noon to 6 PM / The first Saturday of each month 9 AM to 11 AM

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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