Food Assistance/SNAP | Connecticut Food Bank

Food Assistance/SNAP

Women in office setting with paperworkSNAP (Food Stamps)
If you need help with long-term food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, visit the Connecticut Department of Social Services.



As an organization receiving food from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, we adhere to the following nondiscrimination policy, as do all Connecticut Food Bank member agencies:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, 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 –English, or USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form – Spanish found online at: How to File a Complaint, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

More information about this nondiscrimination policy and versions of it in other languages are available here.


211 Infoline

211 is Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 211, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 211 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. TDD access is available. Visit for more information.

Summer Feeding Programs for Children

There are free summer meal locations throughout the state. Visit to find one near you.