Information on Donating Food or Funds
Ways to Donate
There are many ways you can donate to support the services provided by the Williston Community Food Shelf. Please see the information below, as you can join us by:
We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
Your tax deductible monetary donations may either be made online through the secure PayPal link (above), dropped off at the Food Shelf during open hours, or mailed to: The Williston Community Food Shelf, P.O. Box 1605, Williston, VT 05495.
We are a 501(c)3 organization, and our Tax ID number is 26-2988391.
If you wish to donate money in memory or honor of someone, please mail a check to us at P.O. Box 1065, Williston, VT 05495, being sure to indicate the name of the person, and address information, you are memorializing/honoring.
We will send a receipt to you, as well as to the family of the honoree.
The most meaningful way to leave a legacy is to remember the Williston Community Food Shelf in your will or revocable trust. These gifts make it possible for us to plan ahead in the fight against hunger. The following language is an example that one might use for a bequest: “I hereby give to the Williston Community Food Shelf, P.O. Box 1605, Williston, VT , [cash amount, percentage of net estate or description of property] to be used for its general purposes.” If you are considering other contributions, such as retirement assets, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, life insurance proceeds, appreciated securities or other types of property (jewelry, art or real estate), please consult your legal/financial advisor.
If you are interested in making a donation of food, our guidelines suggest that your donations be of non-perishable foods in intact, unopened and undamaged containers that are not expired. The items that we have the greatest need for are: breakfast cereal, pasta, canned pasta sauce, low- sodium canned vegetables and fruits, low-sodium cans of soup, canned tomatoes, canned protein, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned beans, coffee and tea, snacks, juice, macaroni and cheese, and pasta side dishes. We are also happy to receive toilet tissue, personal hygiene products, condiments, and pet food. Unfortunately (with the only exception being pet food), we cannot use large, bulk packaged products that you might purchase a warehouse stores. We do accept fresh fruits and vegetables, but please let us know ahead of time of your donation, since our refrigerator space is limited. We are not permitted to accept home-made food items.
To see a list of our current needs, please click here to go to our Current Needs page.
Food donations can be dropped off at the Food Shelf during the following hours:
Tuesdays: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursdays: 8:30am - 11:00am
Saturdays: 8:30am - 11:00am
Food donations can also be dropped off in food donation boxes located at Allen Brook School (Williston), the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library (Williston), Starbucks in Williston, Superb Cupcakes (Williston), Williston Family Eye Care (Williston) and the Williston Federated Church. Please call 735-6303 if you have any questions, or if you need to arrange for a special drop off time.
If your business or organization is interested in becoming a Partner with the Food Shelf, please see our Partners page.
Anyone, over the age of 16, is allowed to volunteer at the Williston Community Food Shelf. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Williston Community Food Shelf, please click here.