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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.  If you are in need of food more frequently, please contact the Food Pantry for assistance.

In order to use the Food Pantry, residents need to provide a photo ID and a recent utility bill or official piece of mail (showing a West Hartford address) at each visit. Income guidelines apply and are subject to change. Please contact the food pantry for information and how to apply.

Curbside Food Distribution is located in front of the West Hartford Town Hall (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.

Food distribution hours:

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

For more information regarding the West Hartford food pantry, please call any of the numbers listed: 860-561-7569, 860-561-7580, 860-561-7564 or 860-561-7567. 

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

Foodshare

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 www.foodshare.org. To check for cancellations visit the website or call 860-856-4321 or text 85511. 

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

 

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