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Emergency Food Programs

Below is a guide to New London County free emergency food programs that are partners with the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. They are listed first by category, then divided by town. Click here to download this information as a pdf.

For quick reference to a specific town and type of agency, click one of the options at left, and please note that many programs are available to individuals participating in the agency's activities or that town's residents:

Community Meal Sites - Agencies provide hot or prepared meals

New London

B.P. Learned Mission, (860) 442-1798
40 Shaw Street, New London
Monday-Friday (2-6 pm), Summer 8am-3:30pm
**Internal Program Only

Alliance for Living  Community Meals, (860) 447-0884 x232
154 Broad Street, New London
Wednesdays Lunch 11:30 pm-1:30 pm
**Internal Program Only–Only New London Residents

Engaging Heaven Church, (860) 917-9799
66 Union Street, New London
Second Saturday of each month (Lunch: 12:00pm-1pm)
Breakfast Monday-Friday 7am-7:30am
**Open to Everyone

New London Community Meal Center, (860) 444-7745
12 Montauk Avenue, New London
Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Saturday Lunch,
2nd and 4th Saturday Dinner and Sunday Dinner
**Open to Everyone

New London Salvation Army, (860) 443-6409
11 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, New London
Emergency Canteen only
**Internal Program Only-Clinton to Pawcatuck (Lower NL County)

New London Senior Center Community Meal, (860) 447-5232
120 Broad Street, New London
Thursdays 11:30am-approximately 1:45 pm
**Internal Program Only–New London Residents Only

Opportunities Industrialization Center of New London (OIC), (860) 447-1731
403 Williams Street, New London - office/school
106 Truman Street, New London - meals Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
**Internal Program Only

St. James Episcopal Church, (860) 443-4989
76 Federal Street, New London
First Saturday of the month Lunch 12:00pm-1pm
**Open to Everyone

Norwich

Madonna Place, (860) 886-6600
240 Main Street, Norwich
Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00 pm  
**Internal Program Only–Norwich Residents Only

Norwich Area Clergy, (860) 639-3389
2 Union Square, Norwich
Sunday Breakfast 8:30 am-9:30 am
Friday Dinner 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
 **Open to Everyone

Norwich Salvation Army, (860) 889-2329
169 Franklin Street, Norwich
Pantry Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1pm-3pm or by appt.
Lunch 2nd Sunday of month 2pm
**Open to Everyone - Norwich, Jewett City, Griswold, Preston Residents Only

St Vincent De Paul Place, (860) 889-7374
120 Cliff Street, Norwich
Breakfast 8-10am, Lunch 11:30 am-1pm Monday-Saturday
**Open to Everyone

Montville

Montville Senior/ Social Services, (860) 848-0422
310 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Montville
Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
**Open to Everyone (Seniors)

Groton

Groton Community Meals - Faith Lutheran Church, (860) 441-6760
625 Poquonnock Road, Groton
Dinner 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Mondays 5:00pm-6:30pm
** Open to everyone

St. John’s Christian Church, (860) 536-4212
346 Shennecossett Road, Groton
Dinner 4th Monday from 5:00-6:30pm
** Open to everyone

Child Care Programs for Children - Agencies provide snacks and meals for children participating in these programs

New London

B.P. Learned Mission, (860) 442-1798
40 Shaw Street, New London
Monday-Friday, 2:30 pm- 6:00 pm
** Internal Snack Program

Drop In Learning Center, (860) 442-4466
701 Montauk Avenue, New London
6:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday
** Internal Meal Program

Centro de la Comunidad, (860) 442-4463
109 Blinman Street, New London
Monday-Friday 8:30am- 12:00pm
**Internal Snack Program Only–New London Residents Only

Child Works Preschool, (860) 443-4462 x22
3 Garvin Street, New London
Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
**Internal Snack Program Only

FRESH - New London, (860) 625-3194
45 Broad Street, New London
Afterschool 3:30pm-6:30pm, Summer 7am-1pm
**Internal Program Only-New London Residents Only

Norwich

Madonna Place, (860) 886-6600
240 Main Street, Norwich
Monday- Friday 9:00am -3:00 pm
**Internal Program Only- Norwich Residents Only

Groton

Early Childhood Development Center, (860) 449-8217
591 Poquonnock Road, Groton
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30 pm
**Internal Program Only- New London and Groton Residents only

Riverfront Children’s Center, (860) 445-8151
476 Thames Street, Groton
Monday-Friday 6:00am–5:00pm
**Internal Program Only-New London County Residents

Residential Programs/Group Homes - Agencies provide meals or groceries for residents living in these programs

New London

SCADD Detox New London Site, (860) 447-1717 x 224
47 Coit Street, New London
24/7          
**Internal Meal Program Only

Norwich

The Johnson Home, Inc., (860) 887-7185
100 Town Street, Norwich
24/7
**Internal Meal and Pantry Program Only

Penobscot Place, (860) 887-6536
16 Penobscot Street, Norwich
Monday-Friday Lunch 11:30-1:30pm
**Internal Program Only

Lebanon

SCADD Detox Lebanon Site, (860) 447-1717 x 224
37 Camp Mooween Road, Lebanon
24/7          
**Internal Program Only

Quaker Hill

Waterford Country School, Inc., (860) 442-9454
78 Hunts Brook Road, Quaker Hill
24/7  
**Internal Program Meal Only-New London County Residents Only

Shelters - Agencies provide warm meals and/or internal pantry to residents living in shelters

New London

Homeless Hospitality Shelter, (860) 439-0252
325 Huntington Street, New London
24/7
**Internal Meal Program Only- New London County Residents

Norwich

Martin House, (860) 889-6150
401 West Thames Street Bldg 700, Norwich
24/7
**Internal Meal Program Only

Michael Kerr’s Respite, (860) 886-6991
401 West Thames Street, Norwich
24/7
**Internal Meal Program Only

Groton

Mother’s Retreat, (860) 405-2107
542 Long Hill Road, Groton
24/7
**Internal Pantry Program Only

Emergency Food Pantries - Agencies distribute free supplemental groceries to community members

New London

NL Housing Authority-202 Colman Street, (860) 443-2851
202 Colman Street, New London
Fourth Monday 1-2pm
**Internal Program Only-Housing residents only

NL Housing Authority-Gordon Court, (860) 443-2851
36 Gordon Court, New London
Fourth Tuesday 10am-11am
**Internal Program Only-Housing residents only

NL Housing Authority-Williams Park, (860) 443-2851
127 Hempstead Street, New London
Fourth Friday 1-2pm
**Internal Program Only-Housing residents only

NL Housing Authority-Riozzi Court, (860) 443-2851
78 Waldren Avenue, New London
Fourth Monday 10am-11am
**Internal Program Only-Housing residents only

Beulah Land Church of God in Christ, (860) 444-2684
80 Jefferson Avenue, New London
Wednesdays 5-6 pm Saturday and Sunday by appt.
**Open to Everyone

Catholic Charities – NL, (860) 443-5328
28 Huntington Street, New London
Monday-Thursday by appointment only
**Open to Everyone

Alliance for Living, (860) 447-0884 ext. 232
154 Broad Street, New London
Wednesdays 8:30am-4pm
**Internal Program Only-New London County Residents

Lord’s Pantry, (860) 443-4989
76 Federal Street, New London
Tuesdays 10am-12:00pm
**Open to Everyone-New London Residents Only

Mount Moriah Fire Baptized Holiness Church, (860) 442-0505
27 Moore Avenue, New London
Third Saturday of the month 11am-1pm
**Open to Everyone

New London Area Food Pantry, (860) 443-6680
106 Truman Street, New London
Mondays 2-4pm; Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm
**Open to Everyone

New London Senior Center, (860) 447-5232
120 Broad Street, New London
Thursdays 11:30am-1:45 pm
**Internal Program Only- New London Residents Only

Oasis of Restoration, Inc., (860) 447-9523
138 Garfield Avenue, New London
Second Thursday 10:30am-12 pm, 4th Tuesday 5-6:30pm
**Open to Everyone

Jewish Federation Senior and Community Services, (860) 444-6333
 28 Channing Street, New London
Monday and Thursday 1-2pm, Tuesday and Friday 10am-12pm
**Open To Everyone-New London County Residents

New London Salvation Army, (860) 443-6409
11 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, New London
Mondays 10am-2pm by appointment; Wednesdays 10am-2pm (*open lobby pantry - bread & vegetables)
Also on Wednesday 1-2pm pantry by appointment only
Fridays 10am-12pm by appointment only
**Open To Everyone-Clinton to Pawcatuck (Lower NL County)

Norwich

Catholic Charities – Norwich, (860) 889-8346
331 Main Street, Norwich
Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm, Friday 1-3:30pm, Last Thursday of the month from 4-6pm, or by APPT EMERGENCY ONLY
**Open to Everyone- Norwich Resident only

La Famille de L’ Eglise de Dieu, Inc., (860) 823-1919
63 Church Street, Norwich
Fridays 11:30am
**Open to Everyone

Norwich Salvation Army, (860) 889-2329
262 Main Street, Norwich
Pantry Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1pm-3pm or by appt.
Lunch 2nd Sunday of month at 2pm
 **Open to Everyone-Norwich, Jewett City, Griswold, Preston Residents Only

Norwich Worship Center, (860) 822-9522
165 Lawler Lane, Norwich
Tuesdays from 12:30pm, sign-in at 12pm 
**Open to Everyone- Norwich and outlining rural areas

Penobscot Place, (860) 887-6536
16 Penobscot Street, Norwich
Monday-Friday 8am-4 pm
**Internal Program Only-New London County Residents

Norwich Free Academy, (860) 425-5643
305 Broadway, Norwich
Monday-Friday 9am-2pm
** Internal Students only

El Shaddai Worship Center, (860) 816-0718
175 Hickory Street, Norwich
Friday 11am-1pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, Sunday 8am, 10:30am
** Open to everyone

Groton

Bent Crandall, (860) 445-1666
649 Buddington Road, Groton
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
**Internal Program Only

Groton Human Services, (860) 441-6760
2 Fort Hill Road, Groton
Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30pm by appointment preferred
**Groton Residents Only

MTC/UAW, (860) 445-8619
18 Pleasant Street, Groton
Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am
**Open to Everyone

Riverfront Children’s Center, (860) 445-8151
476 Thames Street, Groton
Monday-Friday 6am-5pm
**Internal Program Only-New London County Residents

Colchester

Colchester Youth and Social Services, (860) 537-7235
127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester
Thursdays 9-11am and 1-4pm; Emergency bags always available
**Colchester Residents only

East Lyme/Old Lyme

St. John's Episcopal Community Church, (860) 388-1988
400 Main Street, Niantic
Thursdays 5-6pm
**Serving Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Lyme, Killingworth, Madison, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook

First Congregational Church Old Lyme, (860) 388-1988
2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme
Saturday 9am-11am
**Serving Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Lyme, Killingworth, Madison, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook

Montville

Montville Senior/Social Services, (860) 848-0422
310 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Montville
Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm
**Open to Everyone-Montville Residents only

Montville Union Baptist Church, (860) 823-8281
279 Route 163, Montville
2nd and 4th Saturday 9am-11am (Call)
**Open to Everyone-Montville and surrounding towns

New Life Church, (860) 464-9098
7 John W. Luty Drive, Oakdale
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9am-11am
**Open to Everyone

Lebanon

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, (860) 642-4580
579 Exeter Road, Lebanon
Thursdays 6-7pm by Appt
**Open to Everyone-Lebanon Residents and surrounding towns

Ledyard/Gales Ferry

Outreach for the Unreached, (860) 445-2227
12 Inchcliffe Drive, Gales Ferry
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9am-11am
**Open to Everyone

Town of Ledyard Social Service, (860) 464-3254
741 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard
Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-11:30am and 1:30 pm-3:30pm
**Open to Everyone- Ledyard Residents only

Pawcatuck/Stonington/North Stonington

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, (860) 599-3285
27 Chase Street, Pawcatuck
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm
**Open to Everyone-Stonington, North Stonington, Westerly and surrounding towns

Weekender Backpack Program Children, (860) 599-3285
27 Chase Street, Pawcatuck
Monday-Friday 8:30am- 4pm
**Open to all children in Stonington, North Stonington, and Westerly School Systems who are on the Free & Reduced Lunch Program

Stonington Arms, (860) 599-3859
133 South Broad Street, Pawcatuck
Monday and Friday 10am-11am, Wednesdays 1pm-2pm
**Open to Everyone-Westerly/Pawcatuck area

Baltic/Jewett City

Sisters of Charity, (860) 822-8241
54 West Main Street, Baltic
Monday-Friday 3pm-4pm
**Open to Baltic residents only

St. Mary’s Church, (860) 376-2044
34 North Main Street, Jewett City
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 10am-11 am and 3pm-4pm **Open To Everyone-Jewett City, Griswold, Voluntown and Lisbon

Sprague Community Center, (860) 822-6595
22 West Main Street, Baltic
Fridays from 2pm-3pm
** Open to everyone