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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!


Marcia Devino and All the Members of the Board of Directors

Treat Yourself & Help Others w/ 3 Brothers Pizza

posted Dec 13, 2016, 11:00 AM by Michelle Devino

Help a community member in need this holiday season, and treat yourself at the same time! Three Brothers Pizza in Colchester is offering 1% off your entire order for every non-perishable food (canned goods) or general cleaning supplies (maximum 20% off). All donations will go to the Colchester Community Food Shelf. 

Thank you, Three Brothers!

5th Annual RE/MAX Fill the Truck for the Food Shelf

posted Dec 4, 2016, 10:39 AM by Michelle Devino

RE/MAX truck being filled with food donations
This is the 5th year for “Fill The Truck” and thanks to local residents & businesses, over $5,000 and thousands of pounds
of food have been donated to the Colchester Community Food Shelf. The need continues to grow this year. Thanks for your support!
Please help fill the RE/MAX moving truck with food for Colchester families that need your support to make this holiday season hunger free.
Drop off your non-perishable food items and checks during business hours (9 - 5) now until December 22 at noon - at the RECEPTION DESK - RE/MAX North Professionals 875 Roosevelt Highway Suite 210 Colchester (2nd floor - corner of Rt. 7 & Rathe Rd.) We will load the truck and transport all donations to the Colchester Community Food Shelf on the afternoon of December 22. (We will pick up large business donations.)
(No Expired items Please!)

Community Wellness Fair/Harvest Dinner on Nov. 4

posted Nov 3, 2016, 8:28 PM by Michelle Devino

We hope to see you at the Colchester Community Wellness Fair on Friday, November 4th at Colchester High School. Stop by for information about the food shelf and we would appreciate donations of Thanksgiving dinner fixings. There will be community Harvest Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. See our Facebook Event for more details.

Help a Neighbor, Donate a Turkey or Fixings

posted Nov 3, 2016, 8:26 PM by Michelle Devino

Your community spirit of generosity has always seen us through the Thanksgiving holiday season and we hope we can count on you once again. Our freezers will be ready for turkey donations beginning Tuesday, November 15th during our regular hours. We will also be open Saturday, November 19th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for turkey and dinner fixings. We would like to be able to give some dinner fixings with the turkeys like: gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole ingredients, potatoes, etc.

Thank You for Garden Produce Donations

posted Nov 3, 2016, 8:24 PM by Michelle Devino

Thank you to all of you who shared your garden produce with the clients of the food shelf. It is important to be able to provide fresh vegetables to our clients. Thank you also to Sam Mazza’s Farmstand for their weekly vegetable donations through the growing season.

Benefit Tennis Tournament Success!

posted Sep 25, 2016, 10:05 PM by Michelle Devino

Congratulations to Tom Arnold and Jeff Plouf, winners of the Tennis Tournament to Benefit the Colchester Food Shelf on August 21.

A special thank you to Father Julian, Jordan DeMatteis, Dick Pecor, and everyone who participated as tennis players, hot dog cookers, audience, and sponsors/donors.

We couldn't have successful events like this one without all of you!

Tennis action Tournament players 
Bracket time!

Support the Benefit Tennis Tournament

posted Aug 19, 2016, 2:05 PM by Michelle Devino

Stop by and support the players having fun and showing off their tennis skills to benefit the food shelf!

Tennis Tournament to Benefit the Colchester Food Shelf
Saturday, August 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Bayside Park in Colchester

Snacks and hot dogs will be available for a donation.

It's Not Too Late to Join the Benefit Tennis Tournament!

posted Aug 17, 2016, 11:20 PM by Michelle Devino

Join in the Tennis Tournament to benefit the Food Shelf by the end of the day on Thursday, August 18!

Register by contacting Father Julian Asucan at or Jordan DeMatteis at

Tennis Tournament to Benefit the Colchester Food Shelf
Saturday, August 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Bayside Park in Colchester

Stop by and support the players having fun and showing off their tennis skills to benefit the food shelf!

Snacks and hot dogs will be available for a donation.

Loss of a Dear Friend

posted Jul 12, 2016, 7:55 PM by Michelle Devino   [ updated Jul 12, 2016, 7:59 PM ]

Shirley Meier with UMS students
The Colchester Food Shelf has lost a dear friend, Shirley Meier, whose dedication to the Colchester Community Food Shelf cannot be expressed in words. Shirley's family informed us that she passed away this morning, Tuesday, July 12. Since the CCFS was so dear to her heart, they wanted us to hear the news first. We have no further details at this time, so please watch for the obituary notice in the Burlington Free Press.

Shirley was a great asset to the food shelf when we moved to our new home at the fire station. She trained and organized volunteers; helped write daily duties and client shopping lists; reminded everyone of their scheduled day to work; greeted everyone at the food shelf with enthusiasm.

Thank you, Shirley, for all you did for those in need in our community.

Our sympathies to her family.

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