Dear most generous Colchester residents,

Thank you so very much for your great generosity to the Colchester Food Shelf throughout the year but especially during this holiday season! Your financial donations matched our expenses, which is what is supposed to happen in non-profit organizations. Turkeys and fixings were available for all clients who had signed up to receive one. We were still able to fill two freezers for winter distribution and share some with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. You have donated over 29,000 pounds of food, 4,500 during the month of November. In 2016, the food shelf had 1,148 client visits and provided food for 3,153 people. Without your generosity, along with all our volunteers, we would not be able to serve those in need in our community. Thank you again, and we extend our best wishes for a healthy and peaceful new year!

Marcia Devino and the Colchester Food Shelf Board of Directors