Hinesburg Food Shelf
During the COVID-19 national emergency the Hinesburg Food Shelf is still open to serve the needs of our community. We are changing operations for increased safety, including frequent wipe-downs of high touch areas and having volunteers bring groceries out to people's cars. If you are ill or home-bound, please have someone pick up for you or call us at 482-4946 to ask about delivery.
The Hinesburg Food Shelf is our mission of "neighbors helping neighbors" put into action. No one should have to go hungry in our community when neighbors are happy to help.
Our volunteer-run Food Shelf serve 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 and frozen items so families are receiving a good balance, 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 enough food for about one week, including fresh produce, frozen meats, eggs, cheese, canned and boxed foods, diapers, and personal care supplies. The Hinesburg Food Shelf is a partner of the Vermont Food Bank, where we are able to purchase many foods at a discount, and we supplement those offerings with items purchased at area markets, donated produce, and food gathered at local food drives. Additionally, the Food Shelf offers government commodities to families who qualify.
We also partner with the Hinesburg Community School Partners in Education (PiE) and Lantman's Market during the school year to offer vacation food support to HCS families receiving free and reduced school meals. Vacation food pickups are offered at the Food Shelf before school vacations and include healthy snacks, fruits and vegetables, protein, simple meal items, and a milk coupon.
The Food Shelf received support this year from the Towns of Hinesburg, Huntington and St. George, the Vermont Foodbank VT Fresh Program, the Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg Rotary, area faith groups, and donations from individuals and businesses throughout the community. We are grateful to be a part of such a giving and caring community.
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. We accept unexpired and unopened food, garden produce and personal care supplies. These are some items always in high need:
Jeff Glover, Co-Director at (802) 872-8685 or
Hank White, Co-Director at (802) 482-2629