Who We Are
Hunger Relief During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond
Here at Bethel Food Shelf (BFS), we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support.
BFS is a volunteer-run organization supported by a consortium of Bethel churches and by public donations. We work to help alleviate food insecurity for our neighbors in Bethel, Barnard, Stockbridge, and Pittsfield.
We offer home delivery and onsite pick-up.
Monday 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Placing an Order During the Pandemic
Order in advance
Please call (802) 234-5513 to place your order by phone the day before our open hours (Monday 12 - 1 pm and Thursday 5 - 7 pm), or by 11 am on pickup day, if possible.
You can call in your order on our voicemail or leave us a message and a volunteer will call you back to take your order. In either case, please leave your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you.
A representative shopping list is available to download from our website or you can pick one up at BFS. Use it as a guide when you call in your order.
New Clients If you are a new client, please leave your name, phone number, physical address, and the number of people in your household when placing an order.
Location BFS is in the basement of the White Church on Church St. (next to the Bethel Band Shell). When special safety protocols for COVID-19 are in effect, please enter the White Church through the front entrance to place and to pick up your order. Shoppers will not be permitted in the food shelf; your order will be packed by a volunteer.
Home Delivery If you cannot pick up your order, we have volunteers who will deliver it to your home. Please let us know when you place your order if you need delivery.
Pandemic Operating Procedures
The Bethel Food Shelf has put into place health and safety procedures recommended by the Vermont Department of Health. They are intended to keep you, your family, and our volunteers safe. When you come to BFS to pick up food, please wear a mask and keep six feet away from others. Volunteers will ask you for your name and contact information so we can keep everyone up-to-date on procedural changes or let you know if we receive food recall notices.
Please be patient -- our safety procedures will change as recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health change.
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 BFS and help to strengthen our operations.
Make a Donation
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 BFS, and every little bit counts toward paving the path for a better tomorrow.
Please send monetary donations to:
Bethel Food Shelf
P.O. Box 211
Bethel, VT 05032
Drop off fresh food that has not reached its expiration date, paper goods, or personal hygiene items when BFS is open (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 to talk about volunteering your time to help us feed our neighbors.
"It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us."