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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:

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

Additional Food Resources:

Please visit "Local Food Resources" for more information. 

For more information regarding the West Hartford food pantry, please call any of the numbers listed: 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 
  • Baked beans
  • Canned fruit/applesauce
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Cold cereal
  • Canned chicken and tuna
  • Rice – 1 lb. packages
  • Peanut butter, 16-18 oz. jars.
  • Soup
  • Macaroni and cheese

NOTE:  We do not 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, Room 130
50 South Main Street 


The Food Pantry partners with Foodshare to provide residents with fresh produce and other foods.  

  • 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! 

View the Mobile Foodshare schedule. For cancellations, visit the website or call 860-856-4321, or text 85511. If schools are cancelled due to weather, Mobile Foodshare is also cancelled.