Food Distribution Hours
Tuesday: 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Friday 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Please do not come early - we have enough food for everyone. If you arrive more than 15 minutes before opening time, you will be asked to leave and return later.
If you would like to donate food, check out the Get Involved page to find out the times we are open to receive food, and what items are currently most needed.
WHAT TO BRING
A picture id (e.g., a driving license or passport).
If you have not visited the Pantry before, or not visited in a while, you must also bring a proof of address - e.g, a recent utility bill or bank statement showing your name and current address. A driving license is NOT acceptable as a proof of address.
At least once each year, we need to confirm your current address. Even if your address has not changed, you will have to bring a proof of address (see the previous bullet). We will let you know here and through other channels when we need to see a proof of address.
A shopping cart - on most food distribution days, we give out around 60lbs of food. This is very difficult to carry without a shopping cart. If you do not have a cart, we may have to reduce the amount of food you receive. Borrow or share a cart with a friend or neighbor!
In addition, be ready to answer the question "How many people live with you?" and a little bit about each person (adult or child, whether adults are seniors or disabled, etc.). Finally, you will be asked to confirm your income is below a certain limit (depending on the number of people who live with you). You can see the income limits here.
FREQUENCY OF VISITS
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and while we have adequate supplies, clients may visit the Pantry three times per calendar month. That said, in cases of hardship, we will always try to help out. Ask a registration volunteer for more details.
The Pantry is located on a narrow street that is easily blocked. Please be respectful of our residential and business neighbors. Park only in designated metered spots and obey all "No Parking" signs. Do not stop in the middle of the street to pick up or drop off visitors to the Pantry. If no legal spot is available, you may park in the Danbury City Hall parking lot - only a five minute walk away. The parking lot immediately in front of the Pantry is for Church use only. If safe and allowed within COVID-19 restrictions, consider sharing a car with family or friends.
YOUR CAR MAY BE TOWED IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES!