Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in Connecticut are faced with food insecurity. Help is available if you need assistance feeding yourself or your family.
Below is a list of food resources for anyone in Connecticut seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all available programs and that information is subject to change as information is continuously changing. Look into the resources below, or call 211 and ask about food resources or COACH to receive support at a time that works for you.
- 211 “I Need Food” Search Tool
- Mobile Foodshare
Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels that brings fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need at community sites throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. The program increases access to healthy food and nutrition throughout the region serving an average of more than 13,000 visitors each month. Most sites are open once every two weeks. Food choices vary from week to week but usually include several types of fresh produce. Please remember to bring a bag or box with you to carry your food. You can also call our 24-hour phone line at 860-856-4321 to find out where the Mobile Foodshare truck will be. To receive the Mobile Foodshare schedule on your cell phone, text FOODSHARE to 85511.
- Connecticut Food Bank
- Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry
- COVID-19 Community-Wide Emergency Meal Program for Children
- Connecticut Free Food Resources
- Connecticut Food Pantries