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Colchester Summer Lunch Program

Information about the Colchester Summer Lunch Program is now available. Links to more information can be found on the left side of this page if you would like to learn more, apply and/or donate to the program.

A Couple Special Thank Yous

Thank you to James Ehlers and Carol Hood-Cross for their dedication and hard work that brought the Colchester Community Food Shelf to a more formal organization and into its great space in the Colchester Center‘Old’ Firehouse. Thank you must take a on a very special meaning as we use those two words to demonstrate our appreciation for all they have done to provide much needed services to Colchester citizens. Thank you James and thank you Carol!


3Squares Reductions Result in Increased Need at the Food Shelf

Big thank yous to Colchester residents, members of the Colchester churches, John Abry and ReMax, Michael Baker and Baker Brothers Distributing, Colchester Boy Scout Troop Pack 655, and everyone else that has helped make a difference at the Colchester Food Shelf. Thank yous and event photos have been added to the News and Events page.

Unfortunately, there have been reductions in the funds available to those receiving 3Squares Vermont food assistance (food stamps) which has brought more Colchester citizens to the food shelf. The continuing support of the food shelf will be much appreciated especially as we go through these cold winter days. Having to choose between and heat and food is not a choice we would like our clients to have to make. Please remember the food shelf when you are in the grocery store. The most needed items are:

  • Pasta Sauce
  • Hearty Soups
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Bottled Juices
  • Laundry detergents
  • Tuna
What can you do to help? Click here to visit the News and Events page to learn a few things you can do to help the Colchester Food Shelf.  

Our ability to serve Colchester residents in need exists through the generosity of you our citizen donors, local retailers and suppliers, the Vermont Foodbank, and through the hard work of our volunteers that staff the food shelf and those who regular do pick ups are donated food.

Come visit us at 245 Main Street in Colchester Village.
Our hours of operation are:

Tuesdays from 11am to 1:30pm
Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6pm
Thursdays from 11am to 1:30pm

245 Main St, Colchester