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A Letter to Colchester Residents

Before we talk about February, let me go back to the holiday season and thank you all so much for your generous support. You supported us financially and with so much in the way of food items that we did not need to place an order with the VT Foodbank for January. You are all
wonderful, generous citizens and it is obvious to us that you care deeply about each other.

As we move away from the holiday time we will still need your support. Volunteering is a way to help the food shelf that we don’t talk about often enough. We are open two and one half 
hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. If you would like to give some time once a month or more, please let us know and we will give you a tour, an orientation and let you add your name to the calendar for day of the month that works best for you.  

Just to make donating a little more fun for February, let’s think RED for Valentine’s Day! How about pasta sauce (we never have enough), tomato soup, cranberry juice, or canned beets, just to name a few. You can probably come up more items that fit the category.

Please check our website (http://www.colchesterfoodshelf.org/) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/colchesterfoodshelf/) for our hours.

Thank you again for your support.

Marcia Devino


Shopping Online? AmazonSmile Will Donate 0.5% to the Charity of Your Choice!

As you are doing your holiday shopping, we hope that you will try to support local businesses, as many local businesses support the Colchester Community Food Shelf. However, if you do find that you are shopping online, you can support the food shelf by shopping on AmazonSmile.com

For those of you that have shopped and/or plan to shop on Amazon.com, if you go to AmazonSmile.comyou will find the same low prices and selection as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity of your choice. 

If you haven't tried AmazonSmile yet, it's quick and easy. Go to AmazonSmile.com from your favorite web browser. The first time you visit AmazonSmile.com, you will be prompted to select a charity of your choice. To support the CCFS, select Colchester Community Food Shelf Inc. when prompted. Shop as you normally would. Eligible products will be marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. Happy shopping!

Thank you for your continued support of the Colchester Community Food Shelf!

CCFS Has Helped Nearly 12,000 People Since 2011

A big thank you to everyone that has supported the Colchester Community Food Shelf. The CCFS has been able to help approximately 4,200 households and over 11,800 people between July 2011 and March 2015. We wouldn't be able to reach so many people without your help. Charts with the monthly breakdowns of households and people served can be found on the News and Events page.

You can make a difference!
We are grateful to the Colchester Center Fire Department and Colchester Fire District #3 for use of the old fire station at a substantially discounted rate and for their generous contribution of $2000 to these renovations. In addition, we have received a grant from the State of Vermont to cover an additional portion of the needed renovations, however it won't be enough. Please make a gift today to support this one time appeal for building renovations. 
Your donation will help! 
  • Donating is easy and tax deductible. Send your check payable to CCFS to PO Box 625, Colchester VT 05446 OR make a secure payment via Paypal from our website. Be sure to note that your check is for renovations. Being able to add your donation to this effort will make a world of difference, you have our promise! Thank you so much for your support.A donation of $25 will provide one of many gallons of paint needed for the exterior of the building
  • A donation between $100 and $500 will help support the purchase of needed materials, gutters and new soffits
  • A donation of $500 will purchase and install one of at least 4 windows that require replacing
  • A donation of $1500 will cover 25% of the cost of repaving the parking lot
Marcia Devino
CCFS Board President

245 Main St, Colchester