About The Food Shelf
The Essex CHIPS Youth Food Shelf is located within the CHIPS offices and is available for use to all youth in the Essex Westford School District and their families. It is our goal for no youth in our district to go hungry or without essential supplies.
In addition to shelf stable food, the Food Shelf also offers items such as clothing, toiletries, and school supplies. Youth and their families may visit the Food Shelf at any time during open hours and select food or other essential items. It is completely free and confidential to use the CHIPS Food Shelf and visitors are encouraged to return as often as they need. Contact us if you are interested in learning about other resources that can help to combat food insecurity.
The CHIPS Food Shelf is currently open by appointment Monday through Thursday from 9:00am - 5:30pm. Please call (802) 878-6982 x1 or email us by clicking "contact us" below to set up an appointment.
Youth already attending in-person services at Essex CHIPS may access the Food Shelf anytime they're present by speaking to a staff member.
We can also provide you with a current inventory and facilitate a no-contact pick-up.
How to Access
Donate to the Youth Food Shelf
We are looking for non-perishable food, clothing, personal hygiene items, or household goods.
Clean out your cupboards and make a life-saving difference in the lives of youth.