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Guide to Local Emergency Food Programs

COVID-19 AGENCY LIST:

Updated list as of 6/25/2020: Please note that during this unprecidented time, many of our member agencies are experiencing challenges. Consult this document for the most updated information we have at the moment. (Click here for Spanish.) These are agencies actively open for families at this point. Community meal sites are doing to go containers or take out, and pantries are doing pre-packed bags with most either by single appointment only, or curbside pickups.You can also always call 2-1-1 for free for updated information.

Use the information above for current distribution points and not below.

 

 

 

 

Community Meal Sites - Agencies provide hot or prepared meals

New London

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

Engaging Heaven Church, (860) 917-9799
66 Union Street, New London
Second Saturday of each month lunch 12pm-1pm
**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,
and Sunday Dinner
**Open to Everyone

New London Salvation Army, (860) 443-6409
11 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, New London
Free food is available for people who have had a disruption in
family income. There is a limit of once every 6 weeks.
Hours: M, W, F by appointment.
**Internal Program Only-Clinton to Pawcatuck (Lower NL County)

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

Church of the City of New London (860) 447-0388
First Baptist Church of New London
268 State Street, New London
Saturdays 5pm-6pm
** Open to everyone

Norwich

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

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

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

Montville

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

Groton

Groton Community Meals, (860) 536-4212
Town of Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton
Dinner Mondays 6pm-7pm
** 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, 2pm- 6pm
Summer hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-3:30pm
** Internal Snack Program

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

Centro de la Comunidad, (860) 442-4463
109 Blinman Street, New London
M: 8:30am-1pm and 5pm-9pm; T, Th: 9am-2pm
**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
76 Federal 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 9am -4:30pm
**Internal Program Only-Norwich Residents Only

Groton

Early Childhood Development Center, (860) 449-8217
591 Poquonnock Road, Groton
Monday-Friday 7am-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 6am–5pm
**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 11:30am-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/Waterford

Adventist Community Services of CT (860) 442-7258
152 Bloomingdale Road, Waterford
Call for an appointment.
**Serving: Open to New London County Residents

Town of Waterford (860) 444-5834
15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
**Serving: Residents of Waterford only

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

NL Housing Authority-Riozzi Court, (860) 443-2851
78 Walden 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 5pm-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
**Serving: New London County residents only

Alliance for Living, (860) 447-0884 ext. 232
154 Broad Street, New London
Wednesdays 8:30am-4pm
**Internal for Agency members only

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

New London Area Food Pantry, (860) 443-6680
106 Truman Street, New London
Mondays 2pm-4pm; Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm
**Serving: New London County residents

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

New London Salvation Army, (860) 443-6409
11 Governor Winthrop Boulevard, New London
Mondays-Thursdays 9am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm, Fridays 9am-12pm
**Serving: Clinton to Pawcatuck (Lower NL County)

Norwich

St Vincent de Paul Place, (860) 889-7374
120 Cliff Street, Norwich
Distribution weekly on Monday and Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm
Saturday 9am-11am. No referral needed.
**Open to everyone

Catholic Charities – Norwich, (860) 889-8346
331 Main Street, Norwich
Wednesday 1:30pm-3:30pm, Friday 1pm-3:00pm, Last Thursday of the month from 4pm-6pm,
or by APPT EMERGENCY ONLY
**Open to Everyone- Norwich Residents only

Norwich Salvation Army, (860) 889-2329
169 Franklin Street, Norwich
Pantry Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1pm-3pm or by appt.
Lunch 2nd Sunday of month at 2pm
 **Open to Everyone-Norwich and outlying rural areas

Penobscot Place, (860) 887-6536
16 Penobscot Street, Norwich
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
**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

First Haitian Baptist Church, (860) 887-6193
356 Central Avenue, Norwich
Friday 12pm-2pm
**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 8:30am-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 9am-11am and 1pm-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 5pm-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
12 Maple Avenue, Montville
Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm
**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/Preston/Bozrah

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, (860) 642-4580
579 Exeter Road, Lebanon
Thursdays 6pm-7pm by Appt
**Serving: Lebanon Residents and surrounding towns
Voucher needed from Town of Lebanon

Preston City Congregational Church, (860) 642-4580
321 Route 164, Preston
Third Wednesday of the month 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm
Serving: Ledyard, Norwich, Preston, Voluntown, Gales Ferry,
Jewett City, Taftville, Yantic, and Griswold

Town of Bozrah, (860) 889-2689
One River Road, Bozrah
Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm and Thursday 9am-6pm
Serving: Bozrah residents only

Ledyard/Gales Ferry

Outreach for the Unreached Ministry, (860) 464-6222
12 Inchcliffe Drive, Gales Ferry
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9am-11am
**Open to Everyone

New Life Christian Fellowship Food Pantry, (860) 464-9098
1729 Center Groton Road, Ledyard
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9am-11am
Serving: Everyone in need

Town of Ledyard Social Service, (860) 464-3254
741 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard
Monday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-3:30pm
**Serving: 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
Fridays only 8:30am-4pm
**Open to all children in Stonington, North Stonington, and Westerly School Systems who are on the Free & Reduced Lunch Program

Baltic/Jewett City

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

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

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

Many thanks to the following funders for their grant support of the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank 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