We are here for all Vermonters. Our mission is simply to help any individual or family living anywhere in Vermont, to put good food on the table. Neither age nor income, religion or race, nationality or politics factor into eligibility. In fact any person welcomed through our bright blue door will go hme with nutritious food. Our guests include summer residents, retirees, seniors, college students,, seasonal workers here on J1 visas, many working families, renters, and home owners. Our volunteers welcome each guest warmly whether it is the first visit or they have been coming every week for years. In the nearly 40 years of offering nutritious food to fellow Vermonters we have remained open through natural disasters, Covid 19, closing only for holidays and weather events.
As a completely volunteer organization , how do we do it? How do we provide a full variety of fresh and shelf-stable foods to all those who visit once a week? The answer is very simple. Completely dedicated volunteers and extremely generous donors of food and funds.
Volunteers: when food shelf guests visit (distanced and masked) Mondays 4-6, Wednesdays 1-3 or Saturdays 10-12 the blue door opens and the shopping, two by two begins. Our mask wearing volunteers are there to check guests in and assist in the ware house as shoppers make their selections. Volunteers shop, sort, stock and collect all the food we have available as well.
Donors: for fresh produce, a mainstay of the food we offer, we have two main donors. In the growing season, Change the World Kids has been delivering produce from their Food Justice Gardens for nearly 20 years. Through the Winter months for about 15 years, the Woodstock Farmers’ Market and their various Round Up collections and Harvest for Hunger at the cash registers have been key to providing a steady supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, so important for good nutrition during the long Vermont winters, and especially during the year and a half of the pandemic.
Volunteers coming together with community donors, growers and helpers, with every single penny, nickel and dime at the Round Up-every effort is making a difference for our fellow Vermonters when they visit the Woodstock Community Food Shelf. We thank you from the bottom of our hears.
If you or anyone you know has even one day that a little extra food would be helpful, please visit or call the Food Shelf. 802-457-1185 and leave a message. We do return phone calls.
You will find us on Maxham Meadows Way, just off rout 4 east, past Sunset Farms.
Food may be dropped off Monday from 4 to 6, Wednesdays from noon to 2 and Saturdays 10 to noon. Food can also be dropped off at locations around Woodstock, including Bar Harbor Bank. the south Woodstock Store and the Barnard General Store. Macs Market is also collecting.