Outreach Program Helps People Who Can’t Get Out Get Food

Do you know someone in need who can’t get out to shop at the food shelf? Or maybe you are one of these folks who, due to illness, injury or some other reason, can’t take advantage of the food support at the Woodstock facility in person. If yes, maybe the Woodstock Community Food Shelf’s Outreach Program could be of assistance by delivering food, especially this time of year when cold weather creates extra difficult circumstances.

“We think there is a need for people who can’t get out of their home to get food but need it and are maybe going without,” says board member Bev Regan. Everything stocked at the food shelf is available, including eggs, produce and meat. People fill out a shopping list and volunteer drivers bring the food to people’s homes.

When this idea was first broached, Regan contacted Deanna Jones at the Thompson Center who immediately confirmed its merit. The two women collaborated to create a system of a letter explaining the program, a contact form and a shopping list. Jones and the community coordinator have provided us with names of people who benefit from home delivery of groceries from the food shelf.

We want to emphasize that the Outreach Program is not just for seniors, and to encourage people to contact us at (802) 457-4730 if you or someone you know would like to sign up. We will deliver food to people in the Woodstock Union High School Supervisory Union.

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Food Wishlist
  • pasta
  • spaghetti sauce
  • hot and cold cereal
  • canned tuna
  • canned soups and stews (preferable low sodium)
  • canned fruit and vegetables (preferably low sugar and low salt)
  • peanut butter
  • coffee
  • baked beans
  • boxed macaroni & cheese