HOW TO GET FOOD

We try to make visiting the Pantry and receiving food as easy and pleasant as possible. For the best experience,  however, please take a moment to read the information on this page. In a rush?  Look at these FAQs.

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Opening Hours

 

 

Tuesday:         9:30AM - 11:00AM 

 

Friday:             9:30AM - 11:00AM

 

Because of bad weather or other reasons, the Pantry schedule can vary, so check our Home page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of any changes.

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. 

 

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Location

 

We are located on Terrace Place behind St James Church. Terrace Place is narrow and has VERY limited parking. See Parking for more information.

 

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Please bring with you:

 

  • A government-issued picture id (e.g., a driving license or passport).  It DOES NOT have to be issued by the United States or State of Connecticut.

  • If you have not visited the Pantry before, or not visited recently, you must also bring a proof of address (e.g., a recent utility bill or bank statement). A driver's license issued more than six months ago IS NOT acceptable as a proof of address.

  • At least once each year, we need to confirm your current address. We will let you know here and through other channels when this confirmation is needed.

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Bring A Shopping Cart!

On most food distribution days, we give out around 50lbs 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!

For the past year, we have been supplying single-use plastic carrier bags. In the coming months, we plan to require clients bring their own re-usable bags. We will let you know when this change is going to occur.

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Questions We Ask/Frequency of Visits

Please be ready to answer the question "How many people live with you?" and a little bit about each such person (adult or child, whether adults are seniors or disabled, etc.). 

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.

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.

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Parking

The Pantry is located on Terrace Place, 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!

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