Who We Are
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Here at Bethel Area Food Shelf (The Shelf), we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. The Shelf is a volunteer-run organization supported by a consortium of Bethel area churches and public donations. We work to help alleviate food insecurity for our neighbors in Bethel, Barnard, Stockbridge, and Pittsfield.
We offer onsite shopping and home delivery.
Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Last two Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 am (Oct, Nov, Dec)
Stop in to shop during open hours, or
place an order for delivery
Shopping, Ordering and Delivery
Location The Shelf is located in the back of the White Church at 129 Church St. (next to the Bethel Band Shell).
Shopping Come in to shop during open hours: Mondays 12:00 - 1:00pm, Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 pm, and the last two Saturdays of each month 10:00 - 11:30 am.
Home Delivery If you cannot shop in person or during our open hours, our volunteers will deliver your order to your home. Please call (802) 234-5513 before or during our open hours to place your order for delivery. If we aren't able to answer the phone when you call, please leave us a voicemail and a volunteer will call you back to take your order. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you.
A representative shopping list is available here or you can pick one up at The Shelf. Use it as a guide when you call in your order.
New Clients If you are a new client, please check in with our volunteers when you come in to shop for the first time, or leave your name, phone number, physical address, and the number of people in your household when placing an order. We look forward to welcoming you!
MY SHOPPING LIST
Use this guide to help with your shopping experience
There are many ways to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of The Shelf and help to strengthen our community and operations.
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Why not make a donation of money, food, or time? It’s a great way to contribute to The Shelf, and every little bit counts toward paving the path for a better tomorrow.
Make a Donation
The Shelf relies on monetary donations to sustain its operations.
Donations can be made via:
Check: to Bethel Area Food Shelf, and mailed to:
Bethel Area Food Shelf
P.O. Box 211
Bethel, VT 05032
Drop off fresh food that has not reached its expiration date, household goods, or personal hygiene items during opening hours only (Mon., 12 - 1 pm and Thurs., 5 - 7 pm).
We need volunteers to pack orders and deliver them, shop for essentials, pick up food from Willing Hands every Thursday, maintain our website and social media pages, and more. Call us at 234-5513 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about volunteering your time to help alleviate food insecurity in our community.
"It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us."