Emergency Food Shelf
The Hinesburg Food Shelf is located at 51 Ballards Corner Road, in a building that was donated to us by Jan Blomstrann of Renewable Wind NRG Partners, LLC. The Food Shelf is run by an energetic team of volunteers, and we serve residents from Hinesburg, Shelburne, Charlotte, 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.
The Food Shelf had 935 visits by families in FY 2018. We are open twice per week, and families are able to visit once per month; we also offer a full Thanksgiving meal to families. A family visiting the food shelf receives enough food to for about one week, including fresh produce, frozen meats, eggs, cheese, canned and boxed foods, and personal care supplies. The 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 strive to offer the most nutritious foods to our clients, and our staff of volunteers also offers healthy recipes and advice on ways to use the foods that are offered.
We also partner with the Hinesburg Community School Partners in Education (PiE) and Lantman's Market during the school year to offer vacation meal bags to families receiving free and reduced lunch. During vacations, there are no meals provided at school, and families can be strained to provide enough during those times. Bags are offered at the Food Shelf before school vacations and include healthy snacks, fruits and vegetables, protein, and simple meal items.
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.
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.
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