Our food shelf program needs:

Groundworks purchases roughly 25% of the food we distribute to our neighbors in need (serving over 1600 individuals each month with supplemental food).  As a result, we have an incredible ability to leverage donated dollars to feed the most people.  If you’re considering a donation to support Foodworks, please know that monetary support makes the biggest impact—allowing us to buy what we need, when we need it, and at prices far lower than you would pay in the grocery store.

Perishable & Non-Perishable Foods

  • Fresh Garden Produce
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Pasta & Sauces
  • Hardy Soups
  • Ready-made Meals (such as beans & rice or mac & cheese)
  • Gluten-Free Foods
  • Low-Sodium & Heart-Healthy Foods
  • Juices
  • Cereal
  • Canned Protein such as Beans & Meats

Personal Care & Household Items

  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dish Detergent
  • Laundry soap

Groundworks accepts and appreciates donations of unopened and unexpired food, as well as personal care items.

Donations can be delivered to Foodworks (141 Canal Street in Brattleboro), Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.  Please call to let us know if you’re planning to donate perishable food:  802-490-2412.



Contact Foodworks

(802) 490-2412 or email