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:

2017 Households People Served
January 96  253
February 86 228
March 92 246
April 80 220
May 85 230
June 79 202
July 83 218
August 104 301
September 82 221
October

November  
December    
Year's Totals 787 2119

2016 Households People Served
January 110  293
February 93 245
March 106 277
April 88 232
May 97 296
June 93 252
July 99 301
August 93 277
September 82 219
October 85 218
November  103 284
December  99  259
Year's Totals 1148 3153

2015 Households People Served
January 97  257
February 79 210
March 96 263
April 98 249
May 86 231
June 92 247
July 78 215
August 85 235
September 90 256
October 124 354
November  113 316
December  99  295
Year's Totals 1137 3128

2014 Households People Served
January 108  250
February 80 206
March 84 208
April 102 291
May 108 287
June 100 277
July 109 295
August 118 310
September 87 217
October 112 312
November  104 280
December  86  249
Year's Totals 1198 3182

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  125 359
December  89  261
Year's Totals 1171 3371

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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