Update for COVID-19
We have had to change the way we operate our Food Pantry due to Covid-19. We hope that there will be a time when we can allow you to come back in and do your choice shopping, but for the meantime the operation has had to shift. The current process is if you are in need of food, please give our office a call, let us know what items your are in need of (shopping list) and we will bag the items for you and arrange a time for you to meet us outside the main entrance to the town hall where we will put the items in your vehicle trunk (please remain in your vehicle). Bakery items are temporarily available as we are unable to pick up items at Bimbo Bakery. We are receiving some perishable foods from the CT FOOD BANK and a LOCAL Farmer. When we have perishable items, we will post on our Human Services Facebook page and you can call us to request items. Perishable items are first come first serve.
Our food bank is stocked with non-perishable items as well as toiletries and occasionally we do have perishable items. We normally (pre-covid) operate our food bank as a Client Choice Food bank utiliizing a point system based on family size. Currently, we are bagging items for you and the point system is not being used at this time.
If you are in need of food, please see the Human Services Assistant for a food pantry application. You will need to show proof of income and residency (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill).
Please remember that if you have on-going food needs due to limited income, we urge you to also apply for SNAP (Food Stamps). You can apply for SNAP online at https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/SNAP/Supplemental-Nutrition-Assistance-Program... or we can assist you with applying for SNAP if you do not have computer access.
DONTATIONS: We are always accepting donations. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please mail a check to Town of Cromwell Human Services, 41 West Street, Cromwell, CT 06416 or you can drop off donations during Town Hall hours, 8:30am-4:00pm. There is a large blue bin right inside the main Town Hall entrance where you can drop your donations. (PLEASE...do not put perishable items in this bin, we have to quarantine the donations for 5 days prior to utilizing).
More than 400,000 Connecticut residents struggle with hunger; more than 117,000 children are food insecure. These are people from all walks of life – children, working parents, seniors, or people living with disabilities. They are your neighbors. We are here to help.