Food Shelf

We are here to help with nutritious food and other household supplies! 

A partnership with the Vermont Foodbank provides this site with access to a variety of staples, canned goods, dairy products, eggs, some meats, and fresh produce in season. In order to serve as many people as possible, we ask folks to limit their visits for their shelf stable and frozen food boxes to once every two weeks or twice a month.  Additionally, you may visit weekly to pick up a bag of fresh produce/bread. We often have household products, pet food and diapers on hand.

Our space is now open for indoor shopping and pick up! 

Food Shelf Intake Form for 2024

Complete and download this form to print and bring on your visit, or email to  

You can also complete an application in person. We ask our patrons to complete a new form each year, on or after October 1.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of people with low income by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. USDA provides 100% American-grown USDA Foods and administrative funds to states to operate TEFAP.

To learn if you are eligible for this program, please review the information in the form (linked below) and bring the filled out form to your initial visit. 

TEFAP Form for 2024

Home Delivery

Home Delivery is available to individuals age 65+ who need delivery due to lack of transportation or disability that prevents them from visiting the food shelf. If you are under age 65 and you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to leave your home, you may also be eligible for home delivery.

Due to limited staffing, food deliveries are made on Fridays to eligible households living in the greater Barre area only. If you are older and/or disabled and cannot make it to the food shelf, please call 802-477-5121 to discuss home delivery option. 

Man loading cans of food onto a shelf

Volunteer with our Food Shelf!

Are you looking to find ways to help your community? We need volunteers to help with preparing food bags, unloading trucks, and other tasks to keep our food shelf running. All volunteers are required to complete an application and a background check beforehand.

Call 802-477-5122 to sign up or learn more.

Shelf displaying hygienic items, diapers, and toothpaste

Donate to our Food Shelf!

Financial donations, food and personal hygiene items help support our efforts, defray costs of food purchases, and allow us to keep our doors open. Learn more about how to contribute via the link below, or call 802-479-1053.


Community Food Shelves are an important resource helping to feed seniors, working families with children, people with limited resources, those without transportation or who are homeless, and folks financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are a number of additional food shelves and community food sites located in central Vermont. Information for individual sites can be found in the link below. Be sure to call ahead to check on times and dates.

Vermont Foodbank Food Shelf Locator

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