Connecticut Foodshare works through a network of food aid partners and programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, residential programs and day programs serving adults and children. Combined, there are more than 600 partners and programs that offer food to neighbors in need. To find a program in your city or town use our program locator.
Mobile Food Pantry
Connecticut Foodshare Mobile Pantry helps address food deserts and transportation barriers that make it difficult for people who are food insecure to access the adequate nutrition they need. The Mobile Food Pantry has the agility to meet the changing needs in our communities.
Connecticut Foodshare Mobile Pantry operates in communities throughout the state. Pantry times vary by location and include morning, afternoon, and evening times to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Find Mobile Pantry locations, times and dates by clicking here.
If your organization is interested in hosting a Mobile Pantry site, contact Huwerl Thornton, Community Programs Coordinator for the Eastern Region, at 203-741-9065, or send him an email. For the western region contact Kelsey Phelan, Community Programs Coordinator for Western Region, at 860-856-4355, or send her an email.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Connecticut Foodshare provides a supplemental food resource to improve the health of low-income senior citizens through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). This federally funded program supplements senior diets with nutritious USDA-recommended commodity foods.
Participating seniors must be Connecticut residents and meet federal income guidelines.
Participants in the program receive a food box each month consisting of staple foods, including pasta, cereal, rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, and canned meat.
To learn more about the program, contact Huwerl Thornton, Community Programs Coordinator for the Eastern Region, at 203-741-9065, or send him an email. For the western region contact Kelsey Phelan, Community Programs Coordinator for Western Region, at 860-856-4355, or send her an email.
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.
To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.