Posts filed under: Food Shelf

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...
As the holidays approach, we offer a special thanks to baking coordinator Holly Rochefort and members of her wonderful baking crew who contribute every month to the Hunger is Hard,...
A big thank you to all those who donated gently used children’s winter outerwear to the Charlotte Grange rummage sale. Cindi Robinson reported on the great quality of this clothing,...
The Food Shelf is again teaming up with the Grange in a winter-wear drive. We will take any winter wear that is gently used: coats, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, scarves,...
Many many thanks to the generous person who donated a bountiful supply of green beans and butter beans right out of the garden. These were very much appreciated....
We encourage children and youth to pick up a tasty and healthy lunch bag, available at the Charlotte Congregational Church, Spear’s Corner Store and the Charlotte Library. Kudos to the...
In the spirit of feeding the spirit as well as the body, Katherine Stockman donated a lovely basket of art kits for children and young adults to enjoy over the...
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...
Many people wonder about the relationship between the Vermont Foodbank and the Charlotte Food Shelf. ...
We’re sending out rays—and roots—of gratitude to Deborah Cook, Anne Castle, Colleen Armstrong, Eileen Schilling and Janet Morrison for their financial help....
It won’t be warm till the snow gets off the mountain, and the snow won’t get off the mountain till it gets warm. Talk Less and Say More, Vermont Proverbs, Wolfgang...