Community donations of non-perishable food items allow emergency assistance to residents throughout the year. During the holiday season, we provide food and gifts to low and moderate income families to brighten their holidays. The Food Bank is open Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and is located in the back of Saint Ann's Church, 270 West Avon Road (corner of West Avon Road and Arch Road). If you have never visited the Food Pantry, please call Social Services at (860) 409-4346 or visit the office for eligibility requirements and to fill out an application.
Free fresh produce is now available to families struggling to make ends meet in the Farmington Valley. A farmer's market-style program called Mobile Foodshare will distribute fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods as well as other products as available on alternate Tuesday mornings rain or shine. It is held in the front of The Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, 35 Harris Road, Avon between 10:00am-10:30am. Please bring your own bag! No appointment or documentation is necessary.
Are you Eligible for Food Stamps / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?
SNAP (formerly known as FOOD STAMPS) helps people to afford more food for themselves and their families. SNAP benefits are available through and Electronic Benefit Transfer system (EBT). You may use SNAP benefits to buy food at some neighborhood grocery stores, most major supermarkets, and some farmers markets.
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You may also contact End Hunger Connecticut (EHC) at www.ctsnap.org, or by phone at 1-866-974-7627. EHC can assist you with SNAP applications and redeterminations quickly and easily!
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