ARLINGTON - The Arlington Food Shelf has come up with an idea where are voters in Arlington, Sunderland and Sandgate can help replenish the shelves.

"This is an unusual time," said Food Shelf President Bill Bryan. "Food banks across the country and especially here in Vermont are at their lowest inventory in recent years."

Bryan added that Arlington Food Shelf volunteer Betty Gunther has suggested that area voters can help. As a result, there will be boxes at all polling places in Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland where voters can bring in non-perishable items when they vote.

"This is an excellent idea," noted Bryan. "Everyone should get out and vote and everybody can help."

Bryan said that peanut butter and tuna fish are a much needed commodity at this time, but the Food Shelf will welcome any contributions that can be made.

The Arlington Food Shelf is open the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. and the third Tuesday 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Food Shelf is located in East Arlington, across from the Arlington Fire Department. The Food Shelf has no paid employees and is 100 percent volunteer.