Maj Eisinger, Contributor

The Charlotte Food Shelf, with our all-volunteer staff, continues to support families in Charlotte who are in need of food and assistance.

This month, the drive to outfit kids with winter clothes and boots begins. Tai Dinnan is spearheading this effort, which is a partnership between the Charlotte Grange and the Charlotte Food Shelf. Registration for those seeking clothes and boots began Aug. 24.

Looking ahead towards those cold winter months, the food shelf will gratefully accept gently used winter jackets for girls, boys and some adults from those willing and able to donate.

Outpouring of support from the community enables continued support of townspeople.

The Charlotte Food Shelf thanks the anonymous donors from the Grange on the Green concert, as well as Deborah (Raven) Davis, Robert Lampton lll, Carmel Lampton-Lopez, Meg Berlin and the Charlotte Congregational Church for their generosity. The food shelf is also grateful to Frances Foster, Anne Castle, Ruth Uphold and Mary Provencher for their donations. The food shelf was the grateful beneficiary of proceeds from the annual Cedar Beach Association picnic and thanks president Barbara Benedict and the association for their generosity.

The Charlotte Food Shelf has been receiving bread donated by Stewart’s Bakery of Williston and delivered by Katie Moses of Charlotte and appreciates the delicious varieties they have been supplying.

To those who grow, and who have planted an extra row, please know that your donations of fresh produce have been gratefully received and devoured.

The food shelf continues to encourage masking indoors or in crowded environments and will continue distributing food by curbside pickup to keep families and volunteers safe.

If you cannot come to food shelf distribution due to COVID symptoms or seek further information about the Charlotte Food Shelf, call 802-425-3252.

Monetary donations are appreciated and can be addressed to: Charlotte Food Shelf, Inc., P.O. Box 83, Charlotte, VT 05445. The food shelf is a 501(c)3 entity, and contributions remain tax deductible.

The Charlotte Food Shelf is open for food distribution from 4-6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

For emergency food, please call John at 802-425-3130.