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
March 2021-Susan Stock, board chair, receives the Colleen Haag Public Service Award!
mission & vision
To improve food security for community members of Shelburne through food distribution, and to provide emergency assistance grants, while preserving the dignity of our shoppers. Read more
Susan Stock receives the Colleen Haag Public Service Award while fellow board members view via Zoom and in person!
Shelburne Food Shelf