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Connecticut free food banks and emergency food pantries.

Non-profit food banks and free pantries in Connecticut may be able to help individuals as well as families who are facing a difficult period. Qualified residents can turn to these centers for free food, and many may also provide other forms of non-financial support such as clothing or general information on government assistance programs. Find a list of food pantries in Connecticut that may be near you below as well as a referral phone number at the bottom of this page for more locations.

While the exact type of food provided will vary based on the pantry or resources available at the food bank, in general many will provide perishable items, vegetables, bread, frozen items, and others forms of nutritious meals. Most locations will also have counselors on site who can advise qualified individuals about low income government assistance (such as food stamps or WIC) programs as well as other charities that are located in the town, city, or region where the individual lives. Or families can learn about formula and supplies for newborns, and locate more information on free baby items in Connecticut.

Each county in Connecticut also usually has other agencies that can provide financial assistance, such as the Salvation Army, community action agencies, or similar. Find more information below on other financial assistance programs that may be available in your local community near you. The assistance is often combined with resources from a local free food bank.

Food pantries and banks at the local level in Connecticut

Find a location that is in your town or county. Get information, addresses, and phone numbers of centers to turn to for meals, free or low cost food boxes, clothing, and other aid. The major counties are below, or find a longer list as you scroll down this page.




Gifts of Love
1 Canal Court
Avon - Connecticut, 06001
Phone number - 860-676-2323

The Food Factory - Oxford
Address: 103 Willenbrock Rd
Oxford - CT, 06478
(203) 271-1786

Community Action Agency of New Haven
781 Whalley Avenue
New Haven - Connecticut, 06515
(203) 387-7700
Offers various social services and financial assistance in the New Haven area. Services include a food pantry, LIHEAP heating bill assistance, summer lunches for students, clothing closet, and more.

Amazing Grace
139 Main Street Ext
Middletown - CT, 06457
(860) 347-3222





Connecticut Food Bank
2 Research Parkway,
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone number - 203-469-5000
Works with churches, charities, and non-profits across the state. The food bank provides those other centers items, and they then distribute free food and government commodities to the low income, seniors, and people who need help.

Ecumenical Food Bank Inc.
PO Box 796
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Hands On Hartford
Main address is 40 Pratt Street
Hartford - Connecticut, 06103
A major non-profit for the city as well as county of Hartford. In addition to offer emergency food for those in a crisis, they also provide referrals and social services to clients.

Guilford Food Bank
45 Stone House Ln
Guilford - Connecticut, 06437
Phone - (203) 453-8166

Foodshare Inc.
450 Woodland Ave
Bloomfield - CT, 06002
Dial for food and help - 860-286-9999

Plymouth Community Food Pantry
Food pantry address - 20 Dewey Ave
Terryville - Connecticut, 06786
Can provide free meals, emergency food boxes, and other items such as baby food, diapers, and personal hygiene products.





Believe in Meed Food Pantry
Address: 423 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut 0651
Phone: 203-772-2771
They only support the Newhallville region and low income families in that area.

Food Bank Of Lower Fairfield County Inc.
461 Glenbrook Rd
Stamford, Connecticut, 06906
Thousands of families from Norwalk, Stamford, and surrounding towns use this center. Free food, baby food, fruits, and more are passed out. They also have items for the seniors that live in the community.

End Hunger Connecticut!
509 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford - CT, 06114
Main number 860-296-1127

Connecticut Food Bank-Waterbury Branch
Address: 50 Eagle St.
Waterbury - CT, 06708
Phone number - (203) 759-1919

St. Vincent Depaul Place
617 Main St. P.O. Box 398
Middletown, CT 06457
The local offices of one of the nations leading non-profit charity organizations. Seniors, low income families with children and others receive food boxes, free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, gifts for children, and much more. Referrals, guidance, and financial assistance for bills and housing is provided too.

Bright Star Vision
Location is West Hartford - Connecticut
Call for free food - 860-324-0461





St. Vincent de Paul Place
10 Railroad Place
Norwich - Connecticut, 06360
Telephone - 860-889-7374
Similar services are offered at the center listed above.

Masters Manna Food Pantry and Resource Center
46 North Plains Industrial Rd
Wallingford - CT, 06492
This non-profit organization is a full service food bank and pantry operation. Other forms of assistance are also provided. For example, the center also runs a Free Medical and Free Dental Clinic. Both adults and children can get dental care. These are some examples of the many services and assistance programs that are provided to Wallingford, Durham, Meriden, North Haven, Cheshire, Middlefield, and Southington,CT families in the community.

The Five Corner Cupboard
124 Scantic Rd
East Windsor - CT, 06088
Both food items and household products are available here.

Community Action Committee Of Danbury
10 Aaron Samuels Boulevard
Danbury - Connecticut, 06810
As a typical example, a family of four receives enough food for three meals for three days or nine meals in total. Access to the Food Pantry is limited to once a month. The agency’s goal is to keep people from being hungry.

146 Center Street
Meriden - Connecticut, 06450
Call for information - (203) 639-0780
A food pantry is available for low income and needy residents.

450 Woodland Avenue
Bloomfield , CT 06002-1342

Saint James Episcopal Church Daily Bread Ecumenical Food Pantry
25 West Street
Danbury - Connecticut 06810
(203) 748-3561
Food pantry for families and individuals in need is open. People can get help once per once. Various churches and non-profits contribute to the food bank and pantry.





Additional locations of Connecticut free food banks and pantries

If you need information on other food assistance programs in Connecticut near you, or want to know where to go to if the food banks above are not convenient to you, dial (203) 469-5000. Referrals are provided to families of all income levels.


By Jon McNamara

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