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CCFS Delivery Driver Needed (approx. 1 hr / month)

posted Aug 7, 2017, 10:06 PM by Michelle Devino   [ updated Aug 7, 2017, 10:06 PM ]

Pickup truckAre you available one Wednesday morning a month (the third Wednesday to be specific) to do a pick-up of food items at the Prim Road Price Chopper and deliver them to the food shelf? This volunteer work will take about an hour once a month. 

If you are interested, please contact Marcia Devino at 863-5403 or marciadevino@colchesterfoodshelf.org.

Attention Vegetable Gardeners

posted Aug 7, 2017, 10:05 PM by Michelle Devino

Vegetable basket
The Colchester Community Food Shelf reminds home gardeners that we would love to be able to offer those in need of our services, fresh garden vegetables. If you have planted a row for the food shelf or have extra vegetables, please consider sharing some of them with the food shelf.

Please drop off homegrown veggies at the food shelf Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. when we open. This will allow us to give them to our clients during our hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week when they are fresh.

Thank you for your continued support of the food shelf, with food and financial donations. Questions/information: Marcia Devino, 863-5403 or marciadevino@colchesterfoodshelf.org

Amazon.com Shoppers: Support on on Prime Day

posted Jul 10, 2017, 6:50 AM by Michelle Devino   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 6:51 AM ]

When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to the Colchester Community Food Shelf. Shop for great deals at http://smile.amazon.com. Donations using Amazon Smile happy 365 days a year! You can help a charity without any extra money out of your own pocket, just by shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of the regular www.amazon.com. 

Amazon Smile Prime Day

Thank You for Supporting the Move Your Can Fun Run

posted Jul 6, 2017, 9:22 PM by Michelle Devino   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 9:25 PM ]

Thank you to the Colchester-Milton Rotary for the 5th Annual Fun Run held last Saturday. There were 72 participants that ran, walked, and push strollers to benefit the Milton, Grand Isle County, and Colchester Community Food Shelves. We appreciate the time and effort by Rotary members and to all who participated in the event.

Runners

Thank You for Supporting the Tennis Tournament

posted Jul 6, 2017, 1:59 PM by Michelle Devino

Tennis washout
Thank you so much to Father Julian Asucan and Jordan DeMatteis for their support of the food shelf.

The third annual tennis tournament to support the food shelf was scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 24. Due to rain and then very wet court conditions, the event was canceled. There were still donations made and much appreciated!

Father Julian is moving to St. Augustine’s Parish in Montpelier, but we hope he will come back and play in the tournament next year.

Thank you to all who contributed in organizational and financial ways.

Friendly Summer Tennis Tournament Benefit

posted Jun 16, 2017, 2:05 PM by Michelle Devino

Do you or someone you know love to play tennis? Please invite him/her/them to join us!

Tennis Tournament to Benefit the Colchester Food Shelf
Saturday, June 24 at 8:00 a.m. at Bayside Park in Colchester

Barbecue, hot dogs, and beverages will be available for donations. All proceeds from registration will go to the Colchester Food Shelf.

Please register to join so we can plan on enough food.

For information or to register, contact Father Julian Asucan at frjasucan@yahoo.com or Jordan DeMatteis at jordandematteis@gmail.com.

Summer Needs at the Food Shelf and for Families

posted Jun 13, 2017, 4:47 PM by Michelle Devino

Here at the Food Shelf, we typically see a decline in donations during the summer months, while the needs of the families that we serve increase. Once school is out, many of our local children are especially vulnerable to hunger as they lose access to breakfast and school lunch programs.

If you know of a family that may be facing these upcoming challenges, please remind them that we are available for support. Families can also email colchsummerlunch@aol.com to sign up for the Colchester Summer Lunch Program.

Plant a Row for the Hungry

posted May 26, 2017, 9:54 AM by Michelle Devino

Are you in the midst of planting a vegetable garden? The Colchester Food Shelf asks that you join us in helping to provide fresh, local produce to those we serve in the community who may not otherwise be able to afford it. By adding just one extra row of vegetables in your garden, you will have additional bounty to harvest and share with those most in need. The following vegetables keep well and are offered as suggestions for you to consider planting extra to donate: green or wax beans, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, and squash. When possible, vegetables should be dropped off on Tuesday mornings so that we can distribute all the produce between Tuesday and Thursday.

100th Day of School Donation to the CCFS

posted Feb 12, 2017, 8:43 PM by Michelle Devino   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 8:47 PM ]

Shout out to the 2nd Grade classrooms from Porters Point School for collecting donations as part of their 100th day of school celebrationView the Facebook post here.

Thank You for Your Generosity!

posted Jan 9, 2017, 9:09 PM by Michelle Devino

Dear Most Generous Colchester Residents,

Thank you so very much for your great generosity throughout the year but especially during this holiday season! Your financial donations matched our expenses, which is what is suppose to happen in non-profit organizations. Turkeys and fixings were available for all clients who had signed up to receive one. We were still able to fill two freezers for winter distribution and share some with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. 

You have donated over twenty-nine thousand pounds of food, forty-five hundred of that was during the month of November. In 2016 the food shelf had 1148 client visits and provided food for 3153 people. 

Without your generosity, along with all our volunteers, we would not be able to serve those in need in our community. Thank you again and we extend our best wishes for a healthy and peaceful new year!

Sincerely,

Marcia Devino and All the Members of the Board of Directors

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