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CHESTER, Vt. – Are you or someone you know eligible for 3Square VT? Armone Persing of the Vermont Foodbank will be at Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to help folks from Chester and Andover sign up for Food Stamps. You do not have to be a Food Shelf recipient to meet with Armone. 3SquaresVT, also known as SNAP, EBT and food stamps, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. 3SquaresVT is an important resource for families to obtain healthy, affordable foods. Unfortunately, the program is underutilized in Vermont, so the Vermont Foodbank is helping to increase participation in this federal nutrition program.

The recent CAFC Election Day bake sale held at the Chester Town Hall was a great success! The Sale generated nearly $600.00 which will be used to help support the Center’s Food Shelf by providing supplemental nutritious food and financial assistance to individuals and families in Chester and Andover who are struggling financially and the Center’s operating expenses. The Center operates with volunteers only; there are no paid staff. The Center’s Board wishes to thank all of the Center’s volunteers who prepared the many baked items for the Sale and also the members of the community who supported the Sale with their generous donations in purchasing Sale items. Thank you one and all!

Spring and summer clothing are now available at the Center’s Thrift Shop! Stop by often as the merchandise changes continually. Income from the Thrift Shop also supports the Center’s Food Shelf, the Financial Assistance Program, and operating expenses. Purchasing items at the Shop not only provide you with quality clothing, linens, household items, etc., but helps feed the hungry and help keep a family warm this winter.

How to contact CAFC: Thrift Shop hours are: Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, 12 to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food Shelf hours are 1 – 6 p.m. every Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Produce Pickup. Here’s how to reach the Center: 908 VT Route 103 South (P. O. Box 302), Chester, Vt. 05143. Call 802-875-3236, email:, and website.

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