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Food Pantry

West Hartford Social Services maintains a large, well-stocked food pantry of non-perishable food items. Residents are eligible to use the food pantry once a month or as needed. In order to use the food pantry, residents will need to provide a photo ID and a recent utility bill or piece of mail, showing a West Hartford address. Additional information such as income and household size, may also be required and can be discussed with a staff member. 

Residents may use the food pantry once per month to receive a pre-packed bag of groceries containing healthy, essential food items. Bags of food can be picked up:

Tuesday 3:30 PM -5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM 
Friday 10:00 AM -12 :OO PM

Curbside Food Distribution is located in front of the Town Hall’s main doors (near the parking lot and flag poles).  There is no food distribution when town hall is closed due to a holiday or weather related closure.

For more information regarding the West Hartford food pantry, please call any of the numbers listed; 860-561-7569, 860-561-7562, 860-561-7567 or 860-561-7580. 

La distribución de alimentos se ofrece en la acera, localizada alfrente de las puertas principales de la alcaldía,

cerca del estacionamiento y de los postes de las banderas

Martes – 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Miércoles – 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Viernes – 10:00 am – mediodía

No habrá distribución de comida mientras la alcaldía este cerrada. Por favor, revise el itinerario de días feriados de la alcaldía. Si hay mal tiempo, por favor llame al 860-561-7569, 860-561-7562, 860-561-7567 o 860-561-7580. 

Support the Food Pantry

The Food Pantry's most needed items
*Non-perishable items only 
  • Canned Fruit/Applesauce 
  • Cold Cereal - non-sugary varieties
  • Tuna & Canned Meats
  • Rice and rice mixes- 1 lbs. packages
  • Baked Beans - especially vegetarian options
  • Canned Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce - especially "meat  free" options
  • Spaghetti
  • Peanut Butter - 16 oz. to 18 oz. jars
  • Jelly
  • Soup - especially vegetarian options
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Granola Bars & Cookies
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry & Dish Detergent

NOTE:  We cannot accept expired, opened, or perishable items. Currently, we are only providing pre-packed bags to our clients, therefore we prefer that you donate staple items from this list. We are always in need of gluten free, low sugar, and low sodium items.  

Thank you for your support! 
West Hartford Food Pantry
50 South Main Street 
860-561-7569 or 860-561-7580


The Food Pantry partners with Foodshare to provide residents with fresh produce and other foods. There are several locations in West Hartford where Foodshare's mobile food van, delivers fresh produce and other foods once a month. Time vary by location. Anyone is eligible to visit any location and only need to bring his/her own bags. ID is NOT required.

  • Mobile Foodshare brings perishable foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, and bread directly to people in need.
  • The service is available to everyone 16yrs + older.
  • Truck schedule varies by site: 2 or 4 weeks. 
  • No ID is needed.

Please remember to bring your own bags! 

For the entire Mobile Foodshare schedule visit To check for cancellations visit the website or call 860-856-4321. 

If schools are cancelled due to weather, Mobile Foodshare is cancelled.