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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Torrington CT

FISH Food Pantry
Torrington, CT 06790
Details: The FISH Food Pantry provides supplemental food to those individuals and families who qualify using guidelines established by the Emergency Food Assistance Program. The FISH Food Pantry has always depended on and benefited from the generosity of donors in the community, from food drives of school children and groups, organizations, churches, firemen, police officers, families and Post Office workers. Area farms and farmers and grocery store owners/managers also deliver dairy, meat and vegetable produce and foodstuffs, and when shelves are empty, food items are purchased at the Connecticut Food Bank. There were 568 families, representing 2696 individuals, who depended on the FISH Food Pantry for their food needs. The pantry is open four days a week. Monday: 10 am - 3 pm, Tuesday: 10 am - 3 pm, Wednesday: Closed, Thursday: 10 am - 3 pm (late hours 5 pm - 6:30 pm by appointment only, by calling 860-482-7300 by Tuesday at 3 pm), Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.
Torrington, CT 06790
Details: The Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc., a non-profit charity organization, has been working to meet the needs of low-income families and individuals in the greater Torrington area for over twenty-three years. Supported by local residents and businesses, it strives to provide meals to well over 500 families serving 2,500 people each year.
The Salvation Army - Northwest Hills (Torrington)
Torrington, CT 06790
Details: To better serve the local community in a more efficient manner, in early 2013 The Salvation Army integrated our Torrington Corps and our Winsted /Colebrook Service Units into what we now call Northwest Hills. Now serving people in need in the towns of Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, and Winsted and area villages and communities. Food Pantry – Tuesday & Thursday – 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Friday – 12:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Clothing, Rental, and Utility Assistance – By Appointment Only
The Torrington Soup Kitchen
Torrington, CT 06790
Details: The Torrington Soup Kitchen has been in operation since 1983 and is proud to serve the entire county of Litchfield Connecticut (not just Torrington). Even though the Community Kitchen does not receive local, state or federal funding, we served 38,971 meals during 2008. This number included over 200 children. An average of 90 - 122 meals per day were served. Our operating budget is supported solely by the generous donations from the public and through grants. Volunteers assist daily with the food preparation, serving, clean up and weekend coverage. The Community Soup Kitchen is more than just a site to receive a nutritious hot meal. It is a place people come to for daily contact with others and a place that provides an opportunity for individuals to meet staff from area agencies and programs for assistance with the many needs and problems they experience. The soup kitchen serves people from all walks of life, including homeless individuals and families and the working disadvantaged.