WAYS TO DONATE

Please help our neighbors in need with your donation of cash, food or personal care items. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed considerable strains on our ability to respond to all those who suddenly found themselves unable to feed their families or themselves. Only because of the incredible way in which so many of our supporters stepped up to meet this unprecedented demand were we able to cope. 

 

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Cash Donations

If you are able to do so,  a monetary donation is perhaps the best way to help us continue our work. The funds we raise allow us to replenish our shelves quickly with the most-needed items not available from Connecticut Foodshare (our Food Bank partner), or our other sources of food.  By clicking the link below you can donate via PayPal or by using your credit/debit card.

 

 

 

 

 

If you would prefer to send us a check, you can find our address on the Contact page.  All gifts can be made in memory of or in honor of someone you feel would value and appreciate our work.

Don't forget to check if your employer has a matching gift program!

We also gratefully accept supermarket gift cards.

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Donations of food are vital to the work we do and bring much-needed variety to our shelves. We accept donations at the Pantry at the times shown in the accompanying picture. If you would like to make a large food donation and the listed times are not convenient, please contact us.

Currently, we are most in need of:

  • Dried beans

  • Rice (1 or 2-pound bags)

  • Cooking oil

  • Tea and coffee

  • Meals-in-a-can

  • Baby food

  • Healthy (or even not-so-healthy) snacks and treats for children (we will distribute responsibly!)

  • Breakfast cereal (hot or cold)

  • Condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayo, vinegar, and hot sauce

  • Cookies and crackers

  • Juice

  • Sugar, flour, and baking items such as cake mix

  • Any little luxuries or oddball items you yourself might like as a treat

Of course,  canned staple items such as tuna, soup, fruit and vegetables are always welcome, as are mac & cheese, pasta and pasta sauce.

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Personal Care Items & Kids' Supplies

While our primary mission is to provide food, our clients greatly appreciate toiletries and cleaning products such as:​

  • Shampoo

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

  • Laundry detergent

  • Household cleaning products

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Soap

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Many of our clients bring along their young children to distributions.  It is wonderful to be able to hand out a small present as a reward for waiting on line with mom or dad.  So always welcome are:

  • Coloring books

  • Crayons

  • Inexpensive toys

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