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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Connecticut

Five Corner Cupboard
East Windsor, CT 06088
Details: The Five Corner Cupboard is the only food pantry in East Windsor. It was started in 1973 as a mission of our church and is run totally by volunteers from this and other area churches. Recipients are by referral, only. The Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings and one evening per month, on the third Friday. The pantry is supported by the townspeople during our fall food drive conducted by the area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the spring food drive by the Warehouse Point and Broad Brook Letter Carriers, as well as many businesses, civic organizations, clubs, neighborhoods and individuals. In December, 2012 the pantry became a partner agency with Foodshare, the food bank which serves Hartford and Tolland counties. MISSION STATEMENT: The Five Corner Cupboard, which is housed at the First Congregational Church of East Windsor, is a Christian based, ecumenical food pantry whose mission is to provide supplemental food and hygiene items to people in need who are referred by the East Windsor Human Services Department. We provide this service in a loving, compassionate, non discriminatory, non judgmental environment.
Town of Avon Food Pantry/Bank
Avon, CT 06001
Details: Community donations of non-perishable food items allow emergency assistance to residents throughout the year. During the holiday season, we provide food and gifts to low and moderate income families to brighten their holidays. The Food Bank is open Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and is located in the back of Saint Ann's Church (corner of West Avon Road and Arch Road). If you have never visited the Food Pantry, please call Social Services at (860) 409-4346 or visit the office for eligibility requirements and to fill out an application.
Berlin Food Pantry
Berlin, CT 06037
Details: Berlin residents facing financial difficulty may receive an assortment of non-perishable food items from the food pantry once a month. There is a brief intake interview prior to your first visit to help us determine the extent of your need and to see that you are connected to any other programs and services that could help you. The food pantry is supported by donations from individuals and groups throughout the community.
Care & Share of East Lyme, Inc.
Niantic, CT 06357
Details: Care & Share of East Lyme, Inc. provides food, financial and emergency support to individuals and families in East Lyme/Niantic and Salem, Connecticut. As an all-volunteer organization, Care & Share operates a year-round food pantry (including paper, household and cleaning products) and delivers bread and seasonal food baskets to local residents. It also provides emergency financial, housing and energy assistance, camperships, scholarships, and emergency snacks and clothing to local school children. Over the December holidays, we support the community with a winter coat program, special food baskets, gift baskets and a gift store where families may shop free of charge for Christmas or Chanukah.
Chester Food Pantry
Chester, CT 06412
Details: Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Christian Community Action, Inc. - Food Pantry
New Haven, CT 06519
Details: Since the early 1970’s, CCA has made a food pantry available to families with children, senior citizens and people with disabilities in the Hill section of New Haven, Connecticut. Over the years we have served more than 50,000 people. Starting in the spring of 2001, we have offered a "Client Choice" Program. Food pantry participants are given the opportunity to "shop" for their food items rather than receiving a pre-made bag. CCA maintains membership with the Connecticut Food Bank.
DESK Kitchen Dining Hall and Food Pantry
New Haven, CT 06511
Details: For nearly 25 years The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) continues to consistently provide free direct food programs to the citizens of the New Haven Community. DESK‘s great community value is in its commitment & capacity to grow as the face of hunger grows.
East Haven Food Pantry
East Haven, CT 06512
Details: Established by a small group of volunteers at the Old Stone Church in 1985. Serves 340 families or over one thousand individuals who receive 8,500 food items per month. Provides a 3 day emergency food supply to East Haven residents in need. Currently run by 30 dedicated volunteers who shop, stock shelves and distribute and deliver food. The majority of their food resources come from the donations by residents of East Haven. Location: Christ and the Epiphany Church; Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. and Saturday 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
First Congregational Church of Lebanon - Neighbors Helping Neighbors Lebanon Food Bank
Lebanon, CT 06249
Details: Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen denominations came together to form an agency “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless. More than 65 years later the mission remains, and the First Congregational Church of Lebanon is proud to open it’s doors to store the food needed for our Lebanon community. It’s a Joy to Give!
Guilford Food Bank
Guilford, CT 06437
Details: The Guilford Food Bank is a successful partnership between Guilford Interfaith Ministries and the Guilford Department of Social Services. It is an invaluable resource for the Guilford community, providing caring support for our residents and following the GIM model of “neighbor helping neighbor”. Food Distribution: Fridays 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Saturdays 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Hamden Food Bank
Hamden, CT 06514
Details: The Hamden food bank is open to Hamden residents who qualify. You will be required to provide proof or residency and family size.
Harwinton Food Pantry
Harwinton, CT 06791
Details: The Harwinton Food Pantry was created based off the needs of our community. It is run by volunteers who maintain complete confidentiality of those who utilize the services. Services are offered to Harwinton residents only. Two standard bags allowed per household. No boxes please. Food is distributed every other Tuesday between the hours of 10:30 am – 11:45 pm. The Food Pantry is located in the rear entrance of the Harwinton Town Hall.
Kent Free Market (Food Bank)
Kent, CT 06757
Details: Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Milford Food Bank
Milford, CT 06460
Details: The Milford Food Bank is located at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. The Food Bank accepts donations and distributes food to individuals of all ages in Milford.
North Branford Food Bank at North Branford Congregational Church
North Branford, CT 06471
Details: For many years, North Branford Congregational Church has been home to the North Branford Food Bank, collecting and distributing non-perishable food items to area residents. This volunteer organization provides food and grocery items all year round, including holiday dinner packages, to families in need--no questions asked. The foodbank is open from 1-2:30 pm on Fridays.