Welcome to the Mad River Valley Food Shelf web site.
The Food Shelf is operated by the Mad River Valley Interfaith Council.
Much food is donated to the MRV Food Shelf, but some must be purchased.
The Vermont Food Bank charges 10 cents/pound for food.
And sometimes we must buy staples at market prices.
If you can help feed your neighbors, you can do it easily here
Click here to Donate to the MRV Food Shelf through PayPal with any debit/credit card
That’s right- a lot of the food costs just ten cents/pound through the Vermont Food Bank *
Hunger has no place in the Mad River Valley.
Yet hunger has no season. Especially during this pandemic.
The Mad River Valley Food Shelf is located at Evergreen Place, at 5308 Main Street (Rte 100) in Waitsfield, Vermont.
The entrance to the Food Shelf is at the back of the building, where there is plenty of parking.
The MRV Food Shelf is operating during the Covid19 pandemic
Either by pick-up at back-door of Evergreen Place
OR by delivery to you through Free Wheelin’ or volunteers
CALL 802-496-8853 to order food and check pick-up hours
We hope soon to return to normal hours
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Tuesday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Saturday .
MRV Food Shelf Coordinator:
Johnnye Eure 802-242-3494
or in a pinch contact one of the following faith community representatives
Church of the Crucified One
Leo J Benjamin 802-917-8123
Living Tree Alliance
Sephirah Oshkello (603) 387-8697
Moretown United Methodist Church
Rev Shirley Nolan 802- 496-8934
Our Lady of the Snows/St Andrew/St Patrick RC
Father Jerry Mercure 802- 244-7734
St.Dunstans Episcopal Church
Larry Stevens 802-496-9688
Valley Jewish Community
Susan Bauchner 802-793-0194
Waitsfield United Church of Christ/ Village Meeting House,
Pastoral Search underway, 802-496-3065
Warren United Church
Rev. Erin Reardon 802- 496-2713
Food Shelf Address for mail: PO Box 342 Waitsfield VT 05673
You may visit the Food Shelf once a week, and take one large bag of groceries.
Donations to the Food Shelf may be made at the wagon inside the exit door at Mehurons IGA Grocery, at the donation box at Shaw’s Supermarket, at the Food Shelf on Tuesdays 10:00-12:00, or by arrangement.
* Cash donations to buy food are extremely welcome, and can be made out to Mad River Valley Interfaith Council (MRVIC) and sent to PO Box 342, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Food is purchased locally, and from the Vermont FoodBank at 10 cents per pound, and from the USDA.
If the rear entrance and stairs down to the food shelf are a challenge, visitors may use the ramps into Evergreen Place and the elevator to the lower level.
The MRV Food shelf is operated by the Mad River Valley Interfaith Council and staffed by volunteers. The Interfaith Council is a coalition of the churches and religious groups in the Mad River Valley. The Food Shelf has operated for over 15 years.
The Thanksgiving meal program operates in conjunction with the Food Shelf and other sponsors. We distribute boxes of food including turkeys on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Check back here for further information.
This web site was launched Sept 2011. Suggestions and corrections are welcome.
email Rick Rayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 802-229-8237