Charlotte Girl Scout Troop 30066 volunteer at the food shelf. From left, Maggie Wilson, Kierstan LaClair, Nelly Tilley, Jenny Blanshine and Alexis Pearce. Courtesy photo.

Kerrie Pughe, Contributor

Thank you
Saturday, May 13, was the 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Across the country over 70 million pounds of food have been collected in years past to help restock local foodbanks, pantries and shelters. This year our local letter carriers collected 651 pounds of food for our local food shelf! Thank you to the community for the donations, and thank you to the letter carriers for collecting all the donations. We appreciate our volunteers who helped organize and shelve the items collected.

Thank for the $25 donation from the anonymous donor. Thank you to Cindy Marshall for the support this month. Thank you to Cindy Bradley and the Girl Scouts for the Girl Scout cookies and the help stacking ours shelves with the recent large purchase from the Foodbank. Ongoing community support is critical and greatly appreciated!

Wish list
We are in need of clean pint- and quart-size jars with lids to be used to distribute shampoo, laundry soap and cleaning supplies. Please no narrow-mouth jars (too messy to try to fill).

Donations
We are a volunteer organization so all donations you make to the Food Shelf go directly for food and assistance to our local neighbors in need. Thank you so much for considering donating today. Checks may be mailed to Charlotte Food Shelf & Assistance, P.O. Box 83, Charlotte, VT 05445.

Donated food drop-off locations
All nonperishable food donations may be dropped off at the Charlotte Library, the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (main entrance) or at the Food Shelf during the distribution mornings. We request that all fresh foods be dropped off at the Food Shelf before the Wednesday distribution hours or before 7:30 a.m. on the Thursday distribution mornings.

New Facebook page
“Like” us at our new Facebook page, Charlotte Community Food Shelf and Assistance, to see photos and get updates on all the Food Shelf activities.

Food Shelf information
The Charlotte Food Shelf is located on the lower level of the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry. Distribution days/times are posted below and on the bulletin board in the Charlotte Congregational Church Hall. You may also call the Food Shelf number at (802) 425-3252 for a recording of the distribution times.

We are open to all community residents. Privacy is very important and respected in our mission of neighbor helping neighbor.

For emergency food call John at (802) 425-3130.
For emergency assistance (electricity, fuel) call Cindi at (802) 425-3234.
For more information call Karen at (802) 425-3252.

Distribution dates
Wednesdays, June 7 and 21, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays, June 8 and 22, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, July 12 and 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays, July 13 and 27, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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