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The Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, June 26, from 12 Noon to 6 PM.

REUSABLE BAGS: If you have reusable bags, please bring them with you to the food shelf. Volunteers will use them for your groceries.

VEHICLES: Please line up in front of the school and DO NOT BLOCK either the entrance or exit from the school. If you need to park in Claussen’s parking lot, please DO NOT BLOCK access to the mailbox.

GARDENERS: Are you planning your summer vegetable garden? The Colchester Food Shelf asks you to consider adding an extra row of vegetables to your garden to create an additional bounty to harvest and share with those most in need. Access to fresh, local, and nutritious vegetables can be challenging for our families, and they truly appreciate your efforts and generosity. The following vegetables keep well and are offered as suggestions for you to consider planting: green or wax beans, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, and squash. If you have questions, please email info@colchesterfoodshelf.org. Thank you!

PROOF OF RESIDENCY: Please remember to bring your proof of residency (POR) if you are a new client or have been asked to provide it previously. Examples of PORs are utility bills, medical bills, or any recent document reflecting your name and current Colchester address.

DONATIONS: We appreciate your generosity and if you are thinking of organizing a food drive, please visit our website. On the Donate page of the website, you will find a list of items we stock on the Client Shopping List page. Clients benefit from donations selected from this list. Volunteers are available on Wednesday from 11 AM to 12 Noon to handle donations while they prepare for the day. We also appreciate financial donations which provide funds towards our purchases of food as defined on our shopping lists.

Please note the Food Shelf operations with an all-volunteer staff and financial donations are used to cover the cost of food and utilities. Please visit the Donate page on our website for ways to support our mission.

Help us spread the word to those that may not see the Front Porch Forum, Facebook, or website posts!

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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