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The CCFS Needs Your Help! You Can Make a Difference! 

It is through the gracious support of our community that we are able to directly respond to the hunger and food insecurity of the residents of Colchester. As a result of the generosity of our supporters we have been able to provide food and other necessities on more than 3000 occasions each year, helping to alleviate some of the hunger felt by our neighbors. The amazing thing is that we’ve NEVER asked for financial support and we’re proud to report that as an all-volunteer organization, every penny donated goes directly to serving the people of Colchester.

 
Today we are writing to share a very specific opportunity to support the food shelf in remaining a safe and viable service for our friends and neighbors. If you’ve driven by or visited the food shelf recently you may have noticed a deteriorated parking lot, peeling paint and old windows. What you may not see is that the parking lot is simply unsafe and has impacted the accessibility of our services and caused flooding in the large garage bay that houses the food shelf; that the old cracked single pane windows drive up heating prices in the winter; that the roof line is crumbling in places; or that on rainy days it’s nearly impossible not to get drenched entering our door.

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! 
  • 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
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.
 
Sincerely,
 
Marcia Devino
CCFS Board President
 

245 Main St, Colchester