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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Meriden CT

Meriden Soup Kitchen
Meriden, CT 06450
Details: The Meriden Soup Kitchen, founded in 1983 in Meriden CT, feeds the hungry. A complete nutritious meal is served 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday-Friday throughout the year, In 1983, a total of 7,030 meals were served, increasing to 41,291 meals during 2013. Seven teams of volunteers prepare and serve the meals which generally consist of hot soup, a hot entrée (usually with a vegetable and a carbohydrate), freshly made salad, bread and butter, hot and cold beverages, and a variety of desserts. Clients are able to take home a variety of wrapped bakery items supplied by area stores, along with fresh vegetables and fruits when available. The number of meals served daily averages between 120-250. Anyone who enters the MSK is served a meal – sex, age, nationality or any other criteria are not factors. An accurate tabulation of meals served daily is maintained. During the weekend, meals are available from the nearby Salvation Army.
New Opportunities of Greater Meriden - Operation Pantry
Meriden, CT 06450
Details: New Opportunities of Greater Meriden (NOGM) runs Operation Pantry, a food bank, which provides a three-day supply of non-perishable foods to more than 150 needy Meriden residents at designated intervals. Recipients may receive this benefit once every two to three months. The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1:30pm by appointment only. Those seeking food may make an appointment by phone or by visiting New Opportunities Meriden office any day of the week between 9am and 5pm. Both English and Spanish are spoken. Distribution of food allotments is dependent on the available supply. Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted during normal business hours. While there is no fee for Pantry services, potential customers must offer proof of residency; the Social Security number for each member of their household; and income verification.
St. Andrew's Food Pantry -Ted's Pantry
Meriden, CT 06450
Details: The Food Pantry provides non-perishable food items donated by parishioners and community partners throughout the year. We also receive monetary donations from outside the parish that allows us to shop for what we need to fill the rest of the bags. The food is stored on site, and distributed on the third Saturday of each month from 10am-11am. Clients receive a standard package of groceries (with a Scripture insert from our Sunday service). We distribute bags of food consisting of cereal, tomato sauce, pasta, rice, beans, tuna, peanut butter, vegetables, fruit, mac and cheese, drinks, and an extra surprise in each bag. The new name, Ted's Pantry, is in honor of our very dedicated and hardworking Ted Coitrone. He and his family worked very hard over the past few years to make our pantry very successful. On Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, turkeys and roasting chickens are distributed along with the bag of groceries. Over 4,000 bags of groceries have been distributed to our neighbors since 2006.
The Salvation Army - Meriden Corps
Meriden, CT 06450
Details: The Salvation Army’s Meriden Corps’ offers many social services programs to people in need. Food Pantry – Available to eligible individuals Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Soup Kitchen – The Salvation Army’s Soup Kitchen serves nutritious meals to those in need every Saturday at noon and each Sunday at 2:00 PM.