Latest News from the Chester-Andover Family Center

posted Monday, August 17, 2020

August continues to be a busy time for the Family Center.

Our Food Shelf, Thrift Shop and Financial Assistance Programs are up and running to meet the needs of the community. We have safety measures firmly in place to conduct business while keeping our volunteers, shoppers, and recipients safe. We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation during these challenging times.

Our Food Shelf is accepting produce from your garden and "in-date" canned goods. Please drop off donations during Food Shelf hours; Thursdays, 1-5 and Fridays, 10-2. Knock on our door and a volunteer will come out to assist you. Please know that food left outside cannot be used and will be discarded per VT Board of Health.

Our Thrift Shop Donation Trailer is once again full thanks to our generous donors. So, until further notice, the Thrift Shop will not be accepting items for the shop.

We are holding multiple sales throughout August. Volunteers are working to process merchandise in the trailer and get it out on our shelves and racks. The more you buy the faster we can empty the trailer and open up donations. The Thrift Shop is open Fridays from 10-4 and Saturdays 10-3.

Please be reminded that we are limiting shoppers to five at a time and that masks are required in the shop. We will also ask you to sanitize hands before entering. Masks and sanitizer are available for all customers.

We continue to monitor the CAFC phone (802-875-3236) for messages requesting financial assistance. Your call will be returned in a timely manner.

Inquiries regarding food donations and Thrift Shop Sales may be made by calling the Family Center at 802-875-3236. You can also visit our website at or email us [email protected].

The Chester-Andover Family Center is located at 908 Route 103S in Chester, VT.

Do you have news or information that would be of interest to our readers?
Email us at [email protected].
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