Food Shelf News

By Kerrie Pughe | Contributor 


Please consider a donation to the Food Shelf during these post-holiday winter months. In past years the Food Shelf counted on the Feinstein Challenge to Fight Hunger to help us replenish our shelves and cash account, however this program has been suspended until further notice. We are a volunteer organization so all donations you make to the Food Shelf go directly for food or assistance to our local neighbors in need. If you are a customer of, you may make a donation to the Food Shelf as part of your online order. Otherwise checks may be mailed to Charlotte Food Shelf & Assistance, P.O. Box 83, Charlotte, Vermont 05445

New Facebook Page

“Like” us at our new Facebook page, Charlotte Community Food Shelf and Assistance, to see photos and get updates on all the Food Shelf activities.

Wish List

Snacks for children for after school and weekends, such as dried fruit, Goldfish, crackers and peanut butter.

Thank you

Thank you to Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s confirmation class for the generous donations collected during the “Souper Bowl for Caring” food drive on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Food Shelf is honored to have received gifts in memory of Anne Doris, Bill Doris’s mother, from Emile and Diane Cote, Jim and Peggy Sharpe, Maureen Nelson, Mike and Cher Nelson and Mark and Barb Askegaard.

Thank you to the following for their support: Beth and Ed Merritt, the Farm Stand, Meg Berlin, the Eileen Curtis family, Charlotte Organic COOP and the Ladies of the Lake Red Hat Society.

Donated food drop-off locations 

All nonperishable food donations may be dropped off at the Charlotte Library, the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (main entrance) or at the Food Shelf during the distribution mornings (see schedule). We request that all fresh foods be dropped off at the Food Shelf by 7:30 a.m. on the Thursday distribution mornings or before the Wednesday distribution hours.

The Charlotte Food Shelf is located on the lower level of the Charlotte Congregational Church vestry. Distribution days/times are posted in this newspaper and on the bulletin board in the Charlotte Congregational Church Hall. You may also call the Food Shelf number (425-3252) for a recording of the distribution times.

We are open to all community residents. Privacy is very important and respected in our mission of neighbor helping neighbor.

For emergency food call John 425-3130
For emergency assistance (electricity, fuel) call Cindi at 425-3234
For more information call Karen at 425-3252 or visit our website at

Upcoming Charlotte Food Shelf Distribution Dates

Thursday March 24, 7:30–9:30 a.m.

Wednesday April 13, 5–7 p.m.

Thursday April 14, 7:30–9:30 a.m.

Wednesday April, 27, 5–7 p.m.

Thursday April 28, 7:30–9:30 a.m.