Posts filed under: Food Shelf

This wonderful community continues to work together to support all who live in and love this town....
What does the Food Shelf have in common with Australian magpies?...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food to maintain an active, healthy life....
The Food Industry Association has noted that weather related crop losses, global logistics, lack of domestic raw sugar cane supply, a 70 percent increase in soybean oil costs, shipping box...
People matter! The Vermont Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, which developed out of the idea of one man: John van Hengel....
The Food Shelf continues to take precautions to help everyone keep safe. Anyone who has a fever or cough—or symptoms that might seem like a cold—should not come to the...
We are grateful to live in a community committed to reaching out a helping hand to our neighbors. Ours is a community that steps up with basic monetary support and,...
VERY IMPORTANT: Note the new time. Starting Dec. 2, the Food Shelf will be open every Wednesday from 4–6 p.m. This new time will allow for some daylight....
Although Thanksgiving and December holidays are on the horizon, we do want to note that our dedicated volunteers added Halloween festivity to the late October distribution —with a clown, a...
Throughout the year, the Food Shelf rejoices in the ongoing stories of our community reaching out many helping hands. Many contributions are anonymous and go unrecognized but certainly not unappreciated....
Home gardens are flourishing, and Food Shelf volunteer prima Karen Doris reports that the abundance of fresh vegetables made a recent Wednesday evening Food Shelf distribution look like a farmers...
Rick Bragg’s The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Southern Table is a wonderfully poignant, funny and rollicking food memoir, as well as a loving tribute to his mother....
The Charlotte Food Shelf is an all volunteer organization supported by the Charlotte Congregational Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and the Charlotte Community. A big thank you...
One of the most widespread of wild plants, all parts of the dandelion are edible: root, leaves and flowers. The leaves are an excellent source of vitamin C and all...
The name "pansy" is derived from the French word pensée, "thought,” and so we see Ophelia distributing flowers while saying, “There’s pansies, that’s for thoughts.” We would say “good, generous thoughts” to the...
In our current time “when much is broken, uncertain, and anxious,” Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, Charlotte Congregational Church, UCC, wrote, “may you be encouraged by what you are doing, and what...
In this time of great stress, great need, great sacrifice, we are happy to offer one more report of great community, echoing Kimmerer, Merton and an old Sioux proverb that...
Please know that the Food Shelf is taking precautions to help everyone keep safe. Anyone who has a fever or cough—symptoms that might seem like a cold--should not come to...
In these cold, wintry months, the Food Shelf has felt the strong touch of many warm, friendly hands. We are happy to report that December ended and January began with...
Thank you to the Flying Pig for their Snowflake books that they generously donate one book for each of the kids in our food shelf families and to WowToyz in...