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SCHOOL IS IN SESSION: For those who might come to the Food Shelf mid-afternoon, please be aware of school buses and watch for parents and children crossing from Claussen’s in front of the Food Shelf. Please avoid lining up in the usual turn-around.

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.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY AND DINNER FIXINGS OPTION: There is a question on the shopping list regarding your desire to have Thanksgiving dinner items. We will keep it on the shopping list for a Yes or No answer through the first week of November.

GARDENERS AND THEIR FRESH VEGETABLES: Thank you so much for the fresh produce from our local gardeners during the growing season. The fresh produce was very much appreciated.

DONORS: If you are planning to bring a donation to the Food Shelf on Wednesdays, please try to come early. There are volunteers at the Food Shelf at 11:00 AM, preparing for Wednesday hours. 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); pasta sauce (without meat). Please check the dates to avoid bringing outdated items. Thank you for your help!

THANKSGIVING DONATION INFORMATION will be noted here within the next couple of weeks along with the dates and times for the two Saturdays we are usually open for Thanksgiving donations. 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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