Ways to support the Foodshelf


Complete this short form to become a Putney Foodshelf volunteer. Or Download and complete this PDF form.

Donate food

Nonperishables, fresh produce, eggs — If it’s healthy, and you want to donate it, we’ll accept it! We do not accept out-of-date food, keeping in mind if we wouldn’t eat it, we won’t offer it to our neighbors. We accept food donations only — no clothing, no books, etc.

Donate money

We receive about 15% of our operating budget from the Town of Putney, through their social service agency contribution. We pay rent to the Putney Community Center as our way of acknowledging the space and utilities we use. And, because the overall management of our operation became too much for volunteers to handle, in 2016 we hired a part-time coordinator to assist us. We write grants for expenditures whenever we can. We are frugal and careful with our shopping. As a network agency partner of the Vermont Foodbank by paying an annual membership fee, we “shop” through their online ordering system for the bulk of our food. We fill in the gaps with food drives, donations, and events.

To support us financially, donations may be mailed to the Putney Foodshelf, PO Box 337, Putney, VT 05346. The Putney Foodshelf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Make an online donation today

We encourage you to make a recurring, monthly donation, which can be easily set up online.  Having a consistent income stream means our community never has to worry about our shelves running bare.  The less time we spend fundraising, the more time we can spend serving our community.  Thank you!

Make an online donation to the Putney Foodshelf