A person holding fresh vegetables in their hands.


MASK WEARING: ​Please continue to wear a mask when talking with Food Shelf volunteers.

LEAVE ENTRANCE AND EXIT SPACE: If there is a line of cars for the Food Shelf extending into the school entrance, please leave enough room for a car to enter or exit.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE INFORMATION: If you have not been to the Food Shelf before please bring Proof of Residence on your first visit. It needs to be a piece of mail with your current name and address or a bill, lease, or insurance form. A license or car registration can NOT be used as Proof of Residence. If you have not come to the Food Shelf this year please bring Proof of Residence for 2022. Reminder: You must be a resident of Colchester.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: We have tables outside the Food Shelf, one with miscellaneous items and the other with recently outdated items.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.

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. 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 Please check the dates to avoid bringing outdated items.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!

GARDENERS: Many of you have planted an extra row in your garden for the Food Shelf. It has been much appreciated and we hope you will do so again. Think about adding a little extra to your garden if you have not done so in the past. Fresh vegetables are often the highlight of the monthly visit to the Food Shelf. Thank you in advance.

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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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