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Connecticut Food Bank Programs

Connecticut Food Bank 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 500 food access points across our six-county service area. Last year, we distributed enough food to provide nearly 23.8 million meals to people in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties. To find a program in your city or town use our program locator.

 

Mobile Food Pantry

 

Connecticut Food Bank 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 Food Bank Mobile Pantry operates in communities throughout Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and Windham counties. 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 Cristhian Herrera, Programs Manager, at 203-741-9081, or send him an email.

Dairy Express

Connecticut Food Bank Dairy Express is bringing fresh, nutritious milk to locations throughout our six-county service area. These milk-only distributions can be found on our Dairy Express calendar here.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program


Connecticut Food Bank 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 Cristhian Herrera, Program Coordinator, at (203) 741-9081, or send him 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

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.