News & Requests from the Chester-Andover Family Center - Food Needed For Christmas Dinner Baskets

The Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf continues to experience an increase in requests during the holidays, and in order to provide recipients with nutritious Christmas dinners, we are again asking for your help.

The following list includes much needed items:

Ham - 2 - 6 pounds (canned or fresh)

Potatoes, fresh or instant

Canned vegetables, fresh if received in a timely manner

Canned sweet potatoes, large and small

Cake mix


Please drop off your Christmas food items by early December during the Center's regular hours:

Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Would you like to be a special "Santa" to a child of one of our Food Shelf recipients? Just stop by the Chittenden Bank, TD Bank, or NewsBank and pick out one (or more) of the gift tags which provides you with the name of the item they have requested.

Then bring the wrapped, purchased item and tag back to where you picked up the tag by December 14. You'll warm the heart of a youngster and perhaps your own in the process!

Stop by our Thrift Shop and check out the new supply of winter clothing and Christmas decorations, wrapping paper, and bows. You'll find some great buys. Don't forget those food items.

Please note that the Thrift Shop will be closed on December 15, 16, 22, 23 and 26 and extended hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 19.

Shopping at Shaw's Market on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday can help the our Center. Just go online to Shaw's and designate through the Shaw's Reward Program that a percentage of your purchase be given to Chester-Andover Family Center; our ID number is 49001021071. Thanks for helping support the Center.

As always, clothing, toys, household items, and cash donations are always appreciated.

We are located at 656 Depot Street, Chester, our telephone is 875-3236, mail P. O. Box 302, Chester, VT 05143, and email cafc302@gmail.com.

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