Your food shelf: Challenges, needs and thanks — Tom Zenaty

The holidays often bring to mind those of us who may be less fortunate. Every year around this time, the Shelburne Food Shelf is remembered by many in town as a place to share our good fortune, often with a food donation or a food drive. The generosity this time of year contributes to the healthy stocking of our shelves for our shoppers. For that we are ever grateful. This past year we saw continued increase in the number of households who access our services and in our expanded focus on helping families with children, particularly during school breaks. For that we find ourselves both challenged and very proud.

We also welcome our neighbors thinking of our food donation needs throughout the year. After all, “hunger does not go on vacation.” We have been blessed with food donations from so many corners of town this year – from faith communities, to schools and businesses, to nursery school and elder housing programs, to scout troops and birthday parties. Yes, it truly takes a village. We encourage folks to check out our website at shelburnefoodshelf.org to find out about our current needs, to learn more about volunteer opportunities, how to plan a food donation drive, and of course, how to make a financial donation.

We at the Shelburne Food Shelf are truly grateful for being remembered by so many in town. Best wishes over the holidays from the entire Food Shelf board of directors!

Tom Zenaty
Shelburne Food Shelf Board of Directors chair

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