​​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 do not need or have capacity to store, as well as what we DO need!

Please note: we can NOT accept ​any homemade products: preserves, baked goods, etc. no matter how tasty looking for safety reasons. 

Items the Shelburne Food Shelf Needs October 1, 2018
Currently we could use more:

  • Feminine Hygiene items
  • Shower size bars of soap
  • Oral Hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss)
  • Ground coffee (no K-Cups please!!)
  • Juice boxes (100% juice please)
  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressings
  • Peanut butter (regular and chunky, 16 oz. size)
  • Hearty Soups: chowders, beef- and chicken-based soups except chicken noodle
  • Canned chicken, salmon and tuna
  • Kidney and pinto beans, baked beans
  • Meals in Cans – Beef Stew, Chili, Spam, Ham, etc.
  • Microwaveable meals (Tasty bite, Prego, etc.)
  • Rice/pasta helpers (rice/pasta sides, rice-a-roni, pilaf, etc.)
  • Macaroni and cheese in boxes
  • Thin spaghetti, elbow macaroni, penne and rotini
  • Pasta sauce (jars preferred by shoppers)
  • Canned fruit – in juice or dried
  • Canned tomato items (diced, sauce, paste, crushed)
  • Applesauce (6 packs preferred)
  • Healthy Snacks – (whole grain crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, small raisin packages, fruit in cups, microwave popcorn packets, small fig newton packages. etc.)


Items we do not currently need

  • Lasagna noodles
  • Diapers
  • Canned beans other than kidney and pinto (e.g. Black, cannellini, garbanzo, etc.)
  • 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

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!