Shelburne Food Shelf
mission & vision
Working together to meet the needs of people in the Shelburne Vermont community who are struggling with food access and insecurity.
Operated by a volunteer staff and Board of Directors, the Shelburne Food Shelf is run by town members, to serve town members.
March 2015 - Val Martel, the Operating Director and powerhouse of many years behind the Shelburne Food Shelf passed away.
Spring/Summer 2015 -Community members gathered together from different faith communities,
local community organizations, and simply concerned and interested neighbors committed to continue Val's work, while striving to make a sustainable and expanded Food Shelf for Shelburne. Dedicated volunteers continued Val's work.
August 2015 - An 8 member Board of Directors formed and began to meet bi-monthly.
December 2015- Food Shelf open hours doubled and a shopping model was used, where customers could select what their family needed.
January 2016- A freezer is purchased with a generous discount from Marcotte Appliance. Evening hours are added for food distribution and the Food Shelf officially partners with the Vermont Foodbank to better serve our customers.
February 2016- Food Shelf hours will reach full expansion, 4 times a month, morning and evening.
August 2016- Official 501(c)3 nonprofit status obtained
September 2016-First annual Meeting of the Shelburne Food Shelf
June 2017- Weekly summer food program started for children in Shelburne with collaboration from the local school, faith communities, and volunteers