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Member Feeding Site Resources

NOTICE TO COMMUNITY AS OF 3/29/2020

In an effort to fulfill the current need in our community in a safe and efficient manner, the Food Center is looking for temporary partners to help us meet the needs and distribute in remote, onsite locations where further services are needed. We are committed to continue to serve our neighbors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with safety and well being of our clients and volunteers in mind. To apply for temporary membership status, organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Non-Profit Organization with a valid 501(C ) 3 tax-exempt certificate or local municipality.
  • Have an existing emergency food pantry or community meal site.
  • Be based in New London County with all food being distributed within the New London County area.
  • Provide food or meals to the public at least once a month.
  • Not charge for food nor be reimbursed, compensated, or required services in exchange for food.
  • Be registered with 2-1-1. To register visit www.211ct.org.
  • Be in existence for a minimum of 6 months.

To apply for temporary Member Agency status, please click here to complete an online form. Please direct questions about the application process to Jennifer, Member Services Manager, at jennifer.blanco@uwsect.org or 860.464.3327.

Member Feeding Site Resources:

Civil Rights Documents:
All partner agencies of the Food Center need to display the "And Justice for All" poster where individuals visiting the program can see it. Posted posters must be 11" x 17" and up to date. It is not acceptable to post an 8.5" x 11" copy of the poster. In addition, annual re-trainings of the Civil Rights procedure must be done, and recorded.

If you have questions regarding the Civil Rights requirements or the information in the manual, please go to the USDA's Civil Rights page: https://www.fns.usda.gov/.

Food Safety Materials:
Food Bank members must have at least one member of their program ServSafe Certified. Please check the following tabs from our local health departments regarding how to obtain the appropriate certification based on your program type.

Agency Statistics Forms:

Pantry excel intake form

CTNAP Eligibility Forms:

TEFAP Forms:

2020 TEFAP FORMS - NEW!!!

The USDA has approved the TEFAP plan amendment which allows Connecticut to implement verbal confirmation of TEFAP eligibility. DSS has created a one page document (attached) which must be provided to all TEFAP participants. This form provides the income eligibility guidelines, the USDA non-discrimination statement and participant rights and responsibilities. DSS has also created the attached participant log for use by food pantries. In an effort to maintain social distancing, the participant log should be kept by one staff/volunteer and each section should be completed for every TEFAP recipient who verbally confirms eligibility.

TEFAP verbal confirmation can be implemented immediately.

Many thanks to the following funders for their grant support of the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center and the Mobile Food Pantry program:

Bodenwein Foundation, Centreville Bank, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Chelsea Groton Bank, Citizen's Bank, City of New London Community Development Block Grant, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Dime Bank, Dominion, EFSP – CARES, Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Eversource, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Jewett City Savings Bank, Ledyard Rotary Foundation, Liberty Bank, MDA-UAW Local 571, Mystic Rotary, New London Telephone Employees' CSF, Niantic Rotary, Pfizer Inc. ShopRite, and Swindells Charitable Foundation