​​Shelburne Food Shelf

Food items can be left in:

  • The Green Bin at the Food Shelf door  
  • The Green Bin at the Shelburne Market
  • The Green Bin at Pierson Library
  • The Green Bin at Paragon Design on Rte 7 in Shelburne

​​​​​Items Currently Needed

Due to limited storage area and a clearer sense of what our shoppers need most, we are now able to let you know what we need or have capacity to store, as well as what we do not need and cannot store!


Please note: we can NOT accept ​any homemade products like preserves, baked goods, etc. no matter how tasty they might be. This is due to food safety regulations. 

Items the Shelburne Food Shelf Needs January, 2020

Currently we could use more:

  • Feminine Hygiene items
  • Shower size bars of soap
  • Oral Hygiene items (toothpaste, and especially, toothbrushes & floss)
  • Pasta Sauce (jars are preferred by our shoppers)
  • Ramen noodles
  • Ground coffee (no K-Cups please!!)
  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressings
  • Hearty Soups: chowders, beef- and chicken-based soups except chicken noodle
  • Canned chicken, salmon and tuna
  • Broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable)
  • Meals in Cans – Beef Stew, Chili, Spam, Ham, etc.
  • Rice/pasta helpers (rice/pasta sides, rice-a-roni, pilaf, etc.)
  • Canned tomato items (sauce, whole, & crushed)
  • Applesauce (6 packs preferred), canned pineapple in juice, raisins
  • Healthy Snacks – (whole grain crackers, pretzels, animal crackers single serve packages, small raisin packages, fruit in cups, microwave popcorn packets, small fig newton packages etc.)


Items we do not currently need

  • Baby food (we make sure eligible families are getting WIC benefits)
  • Canned beans
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Miscellaneous condiments (just ketchup, mayo, mustard and salad dressing please, as above)
  • K-cups
  • Candy
  • Cookbooks, magazines, and other books
  • Paper goods 
  • Soda
  • Juice boxes
  • Diapers (we simply do not have the room to store these)


Please note: we offer the list immediately above because our food shelf and storage spaces are very limited, and we either have plenty of these items or they are just too difficult for us to store!