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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Waterbury CT

Evangelical Christian Church - Food Pantry
Waterbury, CT 06708
Details: In 2005, when plans were being made for a new church building, great thought was given to provide space that could be used in various outreach programs, including a food pantry. When the new church opened in 2006, Pastor Joseph and Tina knew in a short time, they could participate in the CT Food Bank Program. In January 8, 2010, the pantry doors opened! With their personal vehicles and a few volunteers, the church was able to feed 40 families. As of the fall of 2013, almost 300 families are fed every month.
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. - Soup Kitchen
Waterbury, CT 06721
Details: In 1981, hunger became a known way of life for many Connecticut residents. To relieve the people's hunger, Father Cascia established a Soup Kitchen in the Hispanic neighborhood on South Main Street in Waterbury. The Soup Kitchen allows the area's poor to receive, at no cost to them, over 600 nutritionally balanced hot, noon time meals, served six days a week. The Soup Kitchen Manager also provides a referral service to individuals who express a need. On March 1, 1997 the Soup Kitchen closed and reopened, at its new location, 327 Baldwin Street, as the Merriman Culinary School / Kitchen. In this building we are able to provide an education and training program to teach the homeless adults living in the shelter a work ethic, and at the same time, restaurant job skills. The Soup Kitchen offers hot, full-course noon meals to the poor and homeless. The mission of the Soup Kitchen is to provide decent meals to the hungry, who are not capable of providing for themselves. Total meals served - 350 per day.
The Bible Church - Food Pantry
Waterbury, CT 06704
Details: Every month more and more of those in need come to our pantry. All month long, our dedicated staff works to build up our pantry so that on the 4th Monday of the month over 80 people come to gather food for their families.
The Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc. - Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Waterbury, CT 06702
Details: The Food Pantry provides families with an emergency supply of nutritiously balanced groceries, proportionate to family size, once a month. The groceries are structured to provide each familly with three meals per day for four days and are distributed the last Monday of the month. The need for such assistance usually increases at month's end when the clients typically have exhausted their food stamp benefits. The Soup Kitchen provides a nutritiously-balanced mid-day meal, six days per week, to disadvantaged individuals, especially at-risk individuals such as the elderly, children, nursing mothers, etc. Approximately 60 percent of clients are domiciled inner city dwellers and 40 percent are homeless. The Soup Kitchen also addreses the basic human needs of its clients such as grassroots intervention for alcohol/substance abuse, health referrals and health screenings, shelter needs, clothing, and personal hygiene products. The Food Pantry is open the last Monday of every month from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 16 Church St. The Soup Kitchen is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm at 16 Church Street. On Sundays and holidays a bag lunch is served across the street at the corner of Holmes Ave and W Main St from 8 am to 11 am.
The Salvation Army - Waterbury Corps
Waterbury, CT 06702
Details: Comprehensive Emergency Services provides assistance to families and individuals including food, clothing, limited furniture and utility needs, counseling and referrals to other agencies.