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Guide to Local 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 Bank. They are listed first by category, then divided by town. Click here to download the following list.

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