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how to get food

If you are in need of food, please come to the Food Shelf during our hours of operation with proof of Winooski residency--a utility or phone bill or a current piece of mail that has your name and address on it. 

                      Hours of Operation*

          2nd & 4th Wednesdays (1X/month only)  2 to 4 PM

             2nd & 4th Saturdays (2X/month) 9:30 to 11 AM

                *Times may vary, especially during the Holidays

We only ask basic contact information, how many people reside in your household that you feed and care for, their ages, and whether or not you have a pet. For a Registration Form, please click below.

  • We will register you or sign you in if you are a returning guest, and one of our volunteers will assist you in shopping. We provide help because we have very limited space and need to guide you through the food selection process because of limited availability of items.  We take into account how many people reside in your household.

  •  On Wednesdays, guests shop the Little Green Pantry for staples, meat and eggs.  On Saturdays, we feature fresh fruit and veggies, bread and deli items.

  • You may shop only one Wednesday per month, but may come on both Saturdays.

other resources

Here are some resources you might find useful:

  • For everyday needs or difficult times, just dial 2-1-1.

  • To support or improve your health, go to The UVM Medical Health Center's Community Health Team--802-847-1801 or visit

  • The mobile crisis line for anyone in Chittenden County, regardless of age, is: 802-488-7777. Sponsored by the Howard Center.

  • Need info on insurance? Contact the Health Assistance Program at 802-847-6984, sponsored by the UVM Health Center.

  • Ready to quit smoking? Call 802-847-7333 or email  Free nicotine replace therapy is avilable at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

  • For bus maps & info, go to or call 802-864-2282.

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