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Make a difference, get involved with Shelburne Food Shelf

Looking for a way to help out? Want meaningful involvement? Become a volunteer at The Shelburne Food Shelf! The Food Shelf is entirely run by volunteers and there are a variety of ways that you can get involved!

Here are our current volunteer opportunities:

  • Food Shelf Food Distribution/Food Shelf Guide: Help shoppers navigate the food shelf, provide help in finding items, clarifying quantities, and restock as needed. Current shopping days are 2nd & 4th Tuesday pm; the following Thursday am and Saturday am.
  • Food Shopping: Hannaford/Costco food shopping (prior to Tuesday distributions).
  • Food Bank Delivery and Stocking: Assist in unpacking and stocking shelves from the monthly Food Bank delivery. Second Tuesday of the month; 8 am to 10 am.
  • Sorting and Stocking Donations: Done weekly, on Wednesdays the weeks we are open and on Saturday/Sunday the weeks we are not open. Throughout the week, check the 3 donation bins (Shelburne Supermarket, Pierson Library, and Town Offices) for donations. Take donations to the food shelf stock room. Once during the week sort through all donations and stock items on the Food Shelf shelves. Check on status of produce in the fridge - compost items that have gone bad.
  • School Distribution: Help distribute food for vacation weeks (10 weeks in the summer and 4 vacation weeks during the school year).

Not ready to volunteer just yet?

If you need more information or you have questions about volunteering, please reach out to us at shelburnefoodshelf@

Ready to volunteer? Here’s how!

  1. Complete the on-line form below.
  2. A food shelf representative will reach out to you to confirm that your application was received.
  3. You will receive by email a volunteer manual with agreements and waivers that must be signed and returned.
  4. Once agreements and waivers are returned, you will be given access to Sign up Genius to sign-up for a volunteer job that fits your schedule.

Volunteer application

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