Hinesburg Food Shelf
As of January 2023, we have resumed indoor shopping. We will be offering hybrid service so you can choose to stay in their car and have a volunteer bring groceries to them or you are welcome to shop inside during dedicated times. The hours remain the same (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 and Fridays 10:00-12:00), but the first 45 minutes will be reserved for car service only. Indoor shopping will start at 6:15 (last person in at 7:15) on Tuesdays and 10:45 (last person in at 11:45) on Fridays. Two clients will be allowed to shop at one time.
The Hinesburg Food Shelf is our mission of "neighbors helping neighbors" put into action. No one should go hungry in our community when neighbors are happy to help.
Our volunteer-run Food Shelf serves residents from Hinesburg, Huntington, St. George and Monkton. If you are not from one of these towns, please visit the Vermont Food Bank website to find resources near you.
If you would like to receive groceries from our Food Shelf, please bring along an ID or a piece of mail with your address on your first visit. It's very simple to get started, and there are no major forms to fill out and no need to disclose financial and personal information.
We are open twice per week, and families are able to visit once per month for a full shopping and once more for just produce and fresh items; we prioritize fresh items, and we work with local farms and suppliers whenever possible. We also offer a full Thanksgiving meal to families. A family visiting the food shelf receives fresh produce, frozen meats, eggs, cheese, canned and boxed foods, diapers, personal care supplies, pet food, and more.
The Hinesburg Food Shelf is a partner of the Vermont Food Bank, where we are able to purchase many foods at a discount. We are grateful to receive donated produce and food gathered at local food drives, as well as financial donations which enable us to buy perishables and other items as needed. We also source many items from local markets to ensure consistently stocked shelves so families know what to expect each time they visit. Additionally, the Food Shelf offers government commodities to families who qualify.
We offer vacation food support to school families receiving free and reduced school meals. Vacation food pickups are offered at the Food Shelf and include healthy snacks, fruits and vegetables, protein, simple meal items, and a milk coupon.
Food Shelf FAQs
If you have questions, there may be an answer here on our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
51 Ballards Corner Rd, Hinesburg
Mailing Address: HCRC, PO Box 444, Hinesburg, VT 05461
Tuesday Evenings 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Take a Virtual Tour
Check out our offerings and get a sense of what to expect when you visit in this YouTube video tour.
Donations can be dropped off during open hours. During off-hours, non-perishable items can be left in the bin inside the garage. We accept unexpired and unopened food, garden produce and personal care supplies. These are some items always in high need:
Nancy Dunlap, Director at (802) firstname.lastname@example.org