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Food Shelf

Joseph's Storehouse will continue its more than 28 years as a food shelf outreach to 25 towns in Vermont and 22 towns in New Hampshire. We distribute 1,000 to 3,000 pounds of meat, fresh produce, pantry items and toiletries every Saturday and Sunday with the help of 28 volunteers from the Upper Valley. We are unique according to Joe Dauscher, Network Relations Manager, VT Food Bank, as we are the only food shelf in Vermont that also delivers food covering a 40 mile radius to individuals, shut-ins, senior housing complexes, and those unable to come to the center. Joe is amazed how we currently serve over 1,200 people monthly in the small space we have. Our new building will solve space and storage issues and add mid-week distribution when necessary. It has a large community kitchen with huge walk-in refrigerator and freezer too. Joes says there are only two such community kitchens in Vermont, one in Barre and one in Chittenden. It's perfectly located to serve Vermont and New Hampshire.

So much more happens during distribtion hours and beyond. We build relationship with individuals and families. We know them by name, and what is going on in their lives - both joys and sorrows, sickness and health, and just life itself. We laugh and cry with them, giving words of encouragement and sometimes hugs. We have a craft table for the children and serve a community meal during distribution, using healthy recipes and education on how to use vegetables or fruits they may be unfamiliar with. Those who come are diverse in age and economic backgrounds, some are homeless. Nothing is thrown away, as a local pig farmer takes anything left after deliveries. The food shelf allows us to connect with community needs and to offer this added service for those participating in our programs. Let's end hunger for all!
"When you feel you have nothing, you feel you are nothing. Now I feel loved. I have self-confidence. I don't have to hide anymore. People want to see me."

Roxanne 31
Hartford, VT

Did You Know?

HUNGER IS A PROBLEM! In Vermont 59,882 people live in food insecure households.

17,726 Vermont children under the age of 18 live in food insecure homes and are at risk for poor health, nutritional deficencies and obesity/overweight, as well as developmental delays, poor academic achievement, depression, and increased agressive or hyperactive behavior.

9,746 Vermont adults over 60 live in food insecure homes (6%). Seniors are more likely to be diabetic, suffer from depression, have limited daily activities, and far less likely to be considered in excellent or good health.

In New Hampshire, 1 in 9 men, women, and children live in food insecurity, 12% of children and 6% of seniors.

1 Hunger Free Vermont 4/9/19 2 New Hampshire Food Bank 6/5/19

How The New CCC Facility Will Help Our Community​​​

Distributing More Food
Our new building will solve space and storage issues and add mid-week distribution when necessary to help ensure that food is available to those in need. Our team of volunteers could grow to 50 by 2021.
Community Kitchen
Our new building has a large commercial kitchen which will also serve as a community kitchen to the Upper Valley area. Currently there are only two such community kitchens in Vermont, one in Barre and one in Chittenden. With this new building the community kitchen will perfectly located to serve Vermont and New Hampshire.

Food Shelf Hours: Sundays from 11:15 - 12:15

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