Food

Soup Kitchens

New Covenant Center Soup Kitchen

174 Richmond Hill Ave., Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: (203) 964-8228

www.newcovenantcenter.org

Open: 365 days per year, providing three meals daily

Food Pantries

CT Food Bank Mobile Pantry

Phone: (203) 741-9751

www.ctfoodbank.org/get-help/connecticut-food-banks-mobile-pantry-schedule/

Stamford Locations:

  • Domus Kids, 83 Lockwood Ave., Frank St. parking lot entrance: 4th Monday 11am-Noon
  • Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Avenue: 2nd Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

Faith Tabernacle Church

29 Grove St.

Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (203) 348-8755

Website: www.faithtabct.org

Hours:  Monday –Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm,  Emergencies only (Thursdays 8:00am – 11:00am)

Eligibility: Anyone in need of food. Requirements: Must fill out an application. Frequency of Visits: Once a week or whenever in need.

Food: Meat, canned goods, pasta, produce, bread, & dessert on occasion.


Haitian Community Center

93 Hope St.

Stamford, CT 06906

Phone: (203) 406-0343

Hours: Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Eligibility: Anyone in need of food. Requirements: Must fill out an application. Frequency of Visits: Every Thursday

Food: Chicken, vegetables, pasta, rice, canned goods.


New Covenant Center

174 Richmond Hill Ave.

Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: (203) 964-8228

Website: www.newcovenantcenter.org

Hours: Tuesday & Friday, 10:30am – 4:30pm; Thursday, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Eligibility: Open to low-income residents in Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, & Greenwich.

Requirements: Pantry applications are accepted on Wednesdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm.  Proof of identification (state-issued ID or passport; birth certificate for children without photo ID) for each member in household; proof of address (rent receipt or utility bill); proof of income (paystub, unemployment letter, tax return) Frequency of Visits: Monthly by appointment.

Food: Non-perishable items, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, meat & bread.


Person-to-Person

1864 Post Rd.

Darien, CT 06820

Phone: (203) 655-0048

Website: www.p2phelps.org

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Thursday evenings, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm  Closed on Saturdays June through August.

Eligibility: Open to low-income residents in need of food who reside in Stamford, Darien or New Canaan. Requirements: Must be referred by a case worker or social worker.  If meeting with a Person-to-Person caseworker, proof of income and SNAP award letter must be provided. Frequency of Visits: As needed per referral

Food: Non-perishable items, milk, fruit, vegetables & meat.


Salvation Army

198 Selleck St.,

Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: (203) 359-2320

Website: http://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/Stamford

Hours:  Monday  & Wednesday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Eligibility: Stamford residents in need of food. Requirements: Must fill out an application; must have picture ID; proof of income; proof of address (rental lease & other piece of mail with address.) Frequency of Visits: Once a month.

Food: Produce, canned vegetables, meat, pasta, cereal, canned fruit.


Schilo Food Pantry Program

Schilo Seventh-Day Adventist Church 977 Hope St.

Stamford, CT 06907

Phone: (203) 293-8256

Websitewww.facebook.com/schilofoodpantry/

Hours: Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, 10:00am -12:00pm

Eligibility: Fairfield county residents in need of food. Requirements: Must fill out application & have a photo ID. Frequency of Visits: Every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month.


Schoke Jewish Family Service

196 Greyrock Place

Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: (203) 921-4161

Websitewww.ctjfs.org

Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Other times available by appointment only.

Eligibility: Anyone in need of food. Requirements: Must complete application showing proof of        residency, income & household. Frequency of Visits: Once a month.

Food: Kosher products only.


Wilson Memorial Church of God

164 Richmond Hill Ave.

Stamford, CT 06902

Hours:  Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Eligibility: Anyone in need of food. Requirements: Call to make an appointment, sign up from 9:00am 12:00pm. Frequency of Visits: Weekly, Every Thursday

Food: Meat (when available), canned goods, bread, pasta, juice, cereal, eggs, vegetables, fruit.


Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry

132 Glenbrook Road

Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203-327-7751

Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 9am-2pm.

Eligibility: Residents of Stamford.  Documentation required.

SNAP

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which offers nutrition assistance to eligible individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP helps individuals and families purchase food at participating supermarkets, groceries, and farmers markets. This federally funded program was created to help income-eligible recipients eat well and stay healthy. The program is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and the CT State Department of Social Services.  SNAP benefits are provided by a Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card—a plastic swipe card that looks and is used like a credit or debit card and is accepted at most grocery stores. SNAP benefits are deposited monthly to your EBT card.

CT/Stamford SNAP benefits:  https://www.endhungerct.org/snap/

WIC Programs

WIC (Special Supplement Programs for Women, Infants, and Children) Programs provide specific nutritious food items & baby formula including nutritious education to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women up to six months regardless of how pregnancy ends, breastfeeding women up to one year after delivery, and infants & children up to their fifth birthday. Income guidelines apply.

Stamford Health Department – WIC Program

888 Washington Blvd., Health Department 8th floor, Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: (203) 977-4385

Website:  www.stamfordct.gov/wic-women-infants-and-children