Food For Those in Need Seven Days a Week Across Southeast Connecticut

For those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic there are still services available and open.

You can obtain groceries and prepared food in southeastern Connecticut from Clinton to Stonington every day of the week.

Where: The Chester Food Pantry at Chester Town Hall
When: 9am to 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
What: Pre-bagged Groceries
Who: Chester Residents
How: Call ahead: 860-526-0013 x213

Where: The Deep River Food Pantry at 56 High Street, Deep River
When: 9am to 12pm on Tuesday, 1pm to 4pm on Thursday
What: Pre-bagged Groceries
Who: Deep River Residents
How: Call ahead: 860-526-6033

Where: The East Haddam Food Bank at 488 Town Street in East Haddam
When: 10am to 11:50am and 2:30pm to 5:25pm on Tuesdays
What: Pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

Where: Chester, Deep River and Essex Elementary Schools, East Lyme Public Schools, Waterford Public Schools, Old Saybrook Public Schools and Stonington Public Schools
When: weekdays from 11:30am to 12:30pm
What: prepared lunches
Who: Children 18 and under
How: Just show up and grab your lunch to go

Where: Lyme-Old Lyme Region 18 Schools
When: Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
What: Breakfast and lunch
Who: Enrolled Lyme-Old Lyme students
How: Served in front of Lyme-Old Lyme High School

Where: Clinton, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook
When: By reservation
What: Prepared lunches
Who: Anyone 60 or older
How: call 860-388-1611 by 11 a.m. the day before lunch pickup, dialing zero to speak to staff members or leaving full name, phone number, pickup location and dates to pick up.

Where: Clinton’s Town Hall Annex at 48 Main Street in Clinton
When: 10:30am to 11am on Tuesdays
What: 2 prepared meals
Who: Clinton Residents
How: Call the town hall to make a reservation at 860-669-9333

Where: Lyme-Old Lyme Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road
When: 11:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays
What: 5 prepared meals
Who: Residents of Lyme and Old Lyme
How: Call the Senior Center to make a reservation at 860-434-1605

Where: Old Saybrook’s Estuary Senior Center at 220 main Street
When: 11:30am to 12:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
What: 1 to 2 prepared meals
Who: Old Saybrook residents
How: Just show up! Donations of $3 per meal are encouraged

Where: Essex Social Services at 29 West Avenue in Essex
When: By appointment only
What: grocery gift cards
Who: Essex residents
How: Call 860-767-4340 x201

Where: St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church at 222 McVeagh Road in Westbrook
When: 1pm to 2:45pm on Tuesdays
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

Where: First Church of Christ in Saybrook at 366 Main Street in Old Saybrook
When: 3pm to 5pm on Tuesdays
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

Where: First Church of Christ Congregational at 55 Church Road in Clinton
When: 5:45 to 7:45pm on Wednesday
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church at 400 Main Street in Niantic
When: 5pm to 6pm on Thursdays
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme at 2 Ferry Road in Old Lyme
When: 9am to 11am on Saturdays
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

Salvation Army – New London Corps Community Center
When: 9:30am to 12pm on Monday and Friday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm on
Wednesdays
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: By appointment, call 860-443-6409

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Norwich at 20 Huntington Street, New London
When: 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Just show up!

Jewish Federation Senior and Community Services in New London
When: 1pm to 2pm Monday through Friday
What: pre-bagged groceries
Who: Anyone
How: Call 860-444-6333 to reserve a pick up