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!

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​​Shelburne Food Shelf

Susan Stock receives the Colleen Haag Public Service Award while fellow board members view via Zoom and in person!

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Operated  by a volunteer staff and Board of Directors, the Shelburne Food Shelf is run  by  town members, to serve town members.

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