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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Bridgeport CT

Bishop Jean Williams Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Details: The late Bishop Jean Williams dedicated her life to making a vital and positive impact to all her neighbors in Bridgeport's East End community. She opened her heart and her home by feeding the hungry and mentoring children and teens. The Bishop Jean Williams Food Pantry is a lasting legacy to her life's work. Her children and grandchildren carry on her legacy by provoding nearly 7,362 meals to over 816 people each month. The Pantry has increased its critical services by stocking grocery items on the Park City Metro Kidz mobile unit and the distribution of food to those in need throughout the City of Bridgeport.
Black Rock Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Details: The families we serve are good working families that have little or nothing left after they pay their rent and utilities. Most of our families have young children that will go without ample meals daily without help.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Details: Our residents and emergency shelter guests join low-income individuals and families for three free meals in our dining room, seven days a week. Families struggling to make ends meet can receive a Pantry Box filled with enough food to feed a family for one week. Often, families tell us this support allows them to pay for other necessities such as rent, utilities or medical bills. Our two Mobile Kitchens visit impoverished neighborhoods in Bridgeport and South Norwalk. Caring Volunteers provide nourishing meals, kind words, and prayer for individuals who rely on the Mission for food and who are unable to come to our dining room at the main campus.
Bridgeport Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventists - Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Details: Our Food Pantry is open Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Our Soup Kitchen is open Sundays from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Calvary New Testament Church of God Inc. - Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Details: Open to the local community.
Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood - Food Bank
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Details: Mission Statement: To provide food in a safe, nurturing, and compassionate environment to those in need; To offer support and recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all people regardless of race, sex, creed or age; To maintain and encourage a more independent lifestyle. The food bank was established in 1999. Groceries are distributed Wednesday mornings beginning at 9am until noon, or earlier if our food supply is exhausted. Qualified recipients must demonstrate need and must be pre-registered and re-register annually.
Faith Revival Center Church - Fresh Start Program Outreach Ministry Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Details: Mission Statement: With the power of God we shall feed the hungry, quench the thirsty, heal the broken hearted, renew the troubled mind with the word, and demonstrate the Love of God. Hours of operation Saturdays 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. Sundays 8:30am- 9:30am. Open every 2nd and 4th week of the month. Serving those who live in the 06607 and 06608 zipcode areas. However, we will serve those who live out of those areas once. Please contact Vickey if you have any questions (203)576-6310 or (203)545-5325.
Healing Tree Economic Development, Inc. - King's Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06607
Details: The King's Pantry serves forgotten and needy populations such as the elderly, veterans, persons with disabilities, homeless and the indigent. King’s Pantry programming keeps inner city and urban youth off the street and engaged in productive community enhancing activities. The King's Pantry provides much needed prevention and education to high-risk populations resulting in reduced exposure to the HIV virus.
Refuge Temple Church of God Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Details: Our local mission department is committed to carrying out the commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ, as admonished to us in Matthew 25:42. We apply this by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, the oppressed and the imprisoned while making disciples for Christ. We service the community through a Bi Monthly Food Pantry open every 2nd and 4th Saturday.
Saint Charles Borromeo Church Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Details: Since opening our door on January 2013 we have helped 93 families in Bridgeport who live in 06608 and 06610 area codes (only). By presenting a validate Connecticut I.D. and utilyty bill that is no more then 30 days old we can assist you. Friday (only) 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
St. John's Family Center
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Details: St. John's Family Center was founded in 1996 by the Rev. Ann Jensen, then Associate Rector of St. John's Parish. What started with the assistance of the Child Guidance Center and representatives from other non-profit social service agencies has now grown to make The Family Center a focal point for children and their families. Parishioners and volunteers collaborate with a variety of services and programs to serve the community. Food Pantry: Our food pantry is open the second and the fourth Saturday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Referral letter and ID are necessary in order to participate in this program. Community Suppers: A meal is available to anyone who needs it on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Summerfield United Methodist Church - Light on the Hill Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Details: Light on the Hill Food Pantry is a food panty that was started in 2005. We have been blessed with many things such as clothes, donated food, etc. The busiest times of the year are major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. This pantry would not be possible without the help of the many volunteers of Summerfield United Methodist Church.
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament - Food Pantry
Bridgeport, CT 06607
Details: Our pantry currently operates on Thursdays from 9:30 to 1:00 PM (closed the First Thursday of the month). We are again blessed from generous local Catholic Parishes and donors who allow us to stock the shelves. We also provide clothing, books, toiletries and small appliances for those in need. As of today, we average over 150 families served per week. We buy from the Connecticut Food Bank to maximize our buying power.
The Salvation Army - Bridgeport Corps
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Details: The Salvation Army’s Bridgeport Corps provides food and utility assistance to Bridgeport and surrounding communities throughout the year, along with food and toys during the holiday season. Food Pantry – Available by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.
The Thomas Merton Center
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Details: THE THOMAS MERTON CENTER was founded in 1974 by a group of concerned individuals who saw a need for services to the economically disadvantaged people in the city of Bridgeport. As the times have changed and the needs of the people we serve have changed we have developed programs that address issues such as housing, nutritional needs, healthcare needs, parenting issues and youth at risk. The Thomas Merton House of Hospitality provides breakfast, lunch and day shelter to approximately 210 people each day Monday through Saturday. We serve about 85,000 meals a year. St. Stephen’s Food Pantry provides groceries for 5 days of nutritious meals per month for families and individuals living in the 06604, 06605, and 06606 zip codes in Bridgeport. We serve over 500 families per month and operate in collaboration with ABCD, Inc. The emphasis of the pantry is providing healthy food to our guests, as currently 50% of the food we distribute is quality food rescued from local grocery stores; mostly fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy prepared foods that would have been thrown out due to a short shelf life, but are perfectly safe and OK to eat. House of Hospitality: Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm; St. Stephen's Food Pantry: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-1:00pm