Food Shelf News – May 2, 2019

Food Shelf News – May 2, 2019

Let us sing and dance with the reassuring gift of daffodils. And as you rejoice in these signs of winter losing its grip, also rejoice in a child dancing at the Food Shelf. She came with her family, and a bad cold was making her feel quite blue—to the point of tears. The volunteer hosting the Food Shelf that evening offered this little girl a doll that had been donated along with handmade clothes and bedding.

Food Shelf News

Food Shelf News

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.

Food Shelf News

Food Shelf News

Thank you

Thank you for the support this month from Meg Berlin, Jennifer Cote, Janet Morrison and an anonymous donor. Many wonderful baked items, including brownies, muffins and cookies, were received from the fabulous Baker Volunteers and coordinator Holly Rochefort. Nancy Smith and Stacey Dobrowolski have been supplying the food shelf with fresh eggs. Thanks to our community gardeners who are planning to plant a little extra to help out our neighbors this growing season.

“Light Shall Rise”

“Light Shall Rise”

I moved to Charlotte with my family at the end of August 2017 from Underhill, Vermont. Since moving, I have regularly experienced something that others in Charlotte may find familiar. Not every day, but definitely every week, when I tell someone that I live in Charlotte the response I get is some form of, “Oooh, Charloooootte!” (as eyebrows raise). Why?

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Food Shelf News

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.

Food Shelf News

Food Shelf News

Thank you to the following for your recent support: Charlotte Organic COOP and Anne Castle, Charlotte Congregational Church, Karol Jane Josselyn, Charles and Liz DesLauriers, Susan and Robbie Hall, Sharon Richards and Doug Weaver, Lori Racha and Damon Silverman for the donation on behalf of their daughters Kate and Chloe Silverman in honor of their teachers at Charlotte Central School.

Food Shelf News

Food Shelf News

Boxes overflowing with food, gifts and extras were distributed to 26 Charlotte families (including 31 children) for the holidays! Thank you to the volunteers who helped us to assemble the baskets:

Food Shelf News

Food Shelf News

Please join us to assemble the holiday/Christmas baskets for approximately 30 Charlotte families. We’ll meet in the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry on Friday, Dec.15, from 8 until about 10 a.m.  This is a festive and fun occasion and all are welcome. The baskets will be distributed to families in need the following morning. Bring your friends and just show up, we love the help!

Food Shelf News

Food Shelf News

Holiday preparations – Please mark your calendars for Friday, December 15, same place and time, to assemble the Christmas/Holiday baskets. Bring your friends and just show up, we love the help!