About Us

After many years operating from a few shelves in the basement of the Holy Cross rectory, the decision was made in 2008, in anticipation of the coming recession, to move the shelves to a more accessible space, to make its availability and location better known, and to expand its hours of service. 

Late in 2008, the Colchester Food Shelf registered as a Network Partner of the Vermont Foodbank, which allowed it to purchase food at discounted prices to supplement food received from the community at large. 

The Food Shelf relies for help and supplies on continued donations from Colchester churches, schools, organizations, and businesses such as General Dynamics Employees Council, Sam Mazza's Farm Stand, Dick Mazza's General Store. The Fanny Allen Campus of Fletcher Allen Health Care recently collected food and a $500 cash donation at its Founders' Day Celebration. The cash has been matched by the Fanny Allen Corp.

FOOD SHELF STATISTICS:

2013 Households People Served
January 104 330
February 92 265
March 90 254
April 93 261
May 87 270
June 86 235
July 95 260
August 95 275
September 111 309
October 104 292
November  
December    
Year's Totals 957 2751

2012 Households People Served
January 91 275
February 71 210
March 78 221
April 70 196
May 96 282
June 83 241
July 93 284
August 101 290
September 100 295
October 87 236
November 111 330
December 90 270
Year's Totals 1071 3130

2011 Households People Served
January
February
March
April
May
June
July 84 250
August 72 220
September 78 230
October 60* 180*
November 99** 287**
December 91 274
Year's Totals 325 974

* Closed 2 weeks in 2011
** Main Street 2011

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