How to Help


Here’s how you can help:

Donate your time

The Food Pantry is open Tuesday 10-12, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10-11, and Saturday 10-12.  We need volunteers to process incoming food, stock the shelves, and assist people in finding what they need.  We also need volunteers to pick up food donations at nearby locations.

Donate food

Donations are welcome, no matter how small.  Please bring them to the Trinity Church, 137 Main St in Montpelier, during Food Pantry hours.  For a list of foods we need, click here.

Organize a food drive

A food drive is a great idea for your church, school or workplace.  For hints on how to organize, click here.

Donate money

Money is always welcome, and helps us to support our community. You may donate via PayPal or credit card.  You can also send a check payable to Just Basics, Inc. to 137 Main St, Montpelier VT 05602.  In many cases it is more efficient to donate money than to donate goods which you buy at the supermarket.  Just Basics is able to obtain food from the Vermont Food Bank at reduced prices, usually well below the cost of buying at the supermarket.