Food Shelf News

Sage Kehr and her mother, Elizabeth. Photo contributed

Thank you. We celebrate this community-spirited generosity
Thank you for the support this month from Michaela Ryan, farmer and founder of New Village Farm in Shelburne, who donated 50 pounds of ground beef.

Thank you to Sage Kehr. For her “good deed project” for her bat mitzvah, Sage found out what nonperishable food items the Food Shelf needs most and then collected 10 large bags of this foodstuff.

Thank you to the Postal Service mail carriers for their May 12 food drive—and to all who participated in this annual event. 

Thank you to the Baker Volunteers for their brownies, muffins and cookies. Holly Rochefort reports they are finding that six pieces per bag/plate is the perfect number.

Thank you to Salvation Farms for including us in its mission to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management.

Thank you to Garden to Give under the direction of Claudia Marshall and all our community gardeners who are planning to plant a little extra to help out our neighbors this growing season.

Thank you to the Charlotte Congregational Church and the Charlotte Library for their work on summer lunch bags for children. Thank you to Carrie Spear for participating.

Thank you to an anonymous donor, and a belated thank you to Roberta Whitmore.

Note: Rotisserie chickens, dairy and fresh carrots were a few of the items distributed along with Memorial Day celebration picnic items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, baked beans, jello and lemonade mix.

Wish list
Wish list items include healthful summer food items that children enjoy for lunch.

Important upcoming Food Shelf distribution dates
Wednesdays, June 6 and 20: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays, June 7 and 21: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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.

The Food Shelf is a volunteer organization, and all donations go directly for food and/or assistance to our local neighbors in need of assistance. Checks may be mailed to Charlotte Food Shelf & Assistance, P.O. Box 83, Charlotte, VT 05445. Thank you.

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.  

The Charlotte Food Shelf is located on the lower level of the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry.  

Distribution days/times are posted above and 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.