Food Shelf prepares for move (12/23/09)

Dec. 23, 2009

The Williston Community Food Shelf will complete its move from Maple Tree Place to the Taft Farm Village Center the first weekend in January, immediately following the New Year’s holiday. As a result, the Food Shelf will shut its doors for two days next week.

On Thursday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 2, the Food Shelf will be closed. It will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 29, but only pre-packaged bags will be available as organizers pack up for the move.

Food Shelf officials plan to move all shelves and equipment the weekend of Jan. 2. A reopening is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 5. The Food Shelf’s new location will be on the first floor of the three-story office building on Cornerstone Drive, at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 115.

Once it reopens, the Food Shelf will resume its normal schedule of 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Food Shelf also continues to offer new books from the Children’s Literacy Foundation. The hope is that children will be able to receive the books as gifts during the holiday season. The Food Shelf received 250 books last week, thanks in part to Swift House students at Williston Central School.

Student Josh Klein, along with his mother Abby, organized a fund drive to pay for the donation of books. Some of the books will likely be available after the holiday season, as well.


— Tim Simard, Observer staff