Food Banks and Food Assistance

Food Assistance and Free and Reduced Priced School Meals

In 2015, 13% of Wethersfield residents lived at or below the poverty level. There are a variety of resources available for Wethersfield residents coping with food insecurity. These include:

Wethersfield Department of Social & Youth Services Food Bank
505 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield CT 06109
860-721-2977

The Food Bank is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm by appointment only for Wethersfield residents. Residents are also encouraged to contact Social and Youth Services for guidance on how to connect with food, fuel, and health services including signing up for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)


WIC Local Agency
131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT 06112
860-757-4780

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods. A WIC representative comes to the Wethersfield Department of Social and Youth Services the last Monday each month.


Free and Reduced School Lunches
Wethersfield Board of Education
127 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-571-8163

For families who qualify, reduced price and free breakfasts and lunches are provided. Free or reduced price meals may be applied for at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but experience a change such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or get SNAP (formerly food stamps), fill out an application at that time. The Free & Reduced letters and applications can be downloaded by selecting the link found here: www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2600

If you believe you qualify for free or reduced priced lunches for your child(ren) at school, please contact Kris Bowsza at 860-571-8163 or kbowsza@wethersfield.me.


FOOD BANKS

Wethersfield Department of Social & Youth Services Food Bank
505 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield CT 06109
860-721-2977

The Food Bank is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm by appointment only for Wethersfield residents. Contact Christina at Social and Youth services for more information and an appointment.


St. Paul’s Church
371 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield CT 06109
860-529-5397

Available by appointment Monday – Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm Zachary’s Table: a free meal to Wethersfield residents every 3rd Tuesday at 5:00pm


Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church
511 Maple Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-563-8286
Hands Open Wide (HOW) available on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month at 9:30am


Mobile Foodshare
55 Lancaster Rd, Wethersfield CT 06109
376 Elm St, Rocky Hill CT 06067

Outdoor food distribution. Visit Dept. of Social and Youth Services website at www.wethersfieldct.com/social or www.foodshare.org for schedules.