Charlotte Congregational church food drive. Photo contributed.

Thank you
Thank you for the support this month from Charlotte Organic COOP, Julia and Daniel Cavanagh, and Barry and Susan Cluff in honor of Greg and Lynn Cluff. And thank you to Nancy Smith for donating 15 dozen fresh eggs from her flock.

We are looking for a new Charlotte News Food Shelf article writer!
This is a wonderful way to put your writing skills to use as you volunteer for a local charity. You would submit one article to The Charlotte News per month, updating the town on what’s going on at the Food Shelf. The time commitment is just about one to two hours per month. Please contact Karen Doris at (802) 425-3252 if this is something you might be interested in. 

Financial assistance
As a reminder, the Food Shelf has some funds available for emergency assistance with fuel and electric bills. You may contact Cindi at (802) 425-3234 if you need assistance. 

Feeding America
The Charlotte Food Shelf supports Feeding America’s efforts to bring attention to the issue of hunger in our country. The proposed spending cuts to the SNAP program could have devastating effects on those who experience food insecurity in our country every day. Check out feedingamerica.org to learn more about their advocacy work.

Wish list
We need granola bars, kids’ healthy cereal, crackers, popcorn, pudding cups, trail mix, spaghetti sauce, shelf parmesan cheese, vegetable soup, creamed soup, beef and chicken noodle soups, tissues and body lotion. Thank you!

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
The Charlotte Food Shelf is located on the lower level of the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry. All nonperishable food donations may be dropped off there or at the Charlotte Library or at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (main entrance) 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. 

Distribution days/times are posted on the bulletin board in the Charlotte Congregational Church Hall. You may also call the Food Shelf at (802) 425-3252 for a recording of the distribution times. 

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. 

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.