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COVID-19 Resources: Food Assistance

My child usually receives free or reduced lunch at school, what do I do now that it’s closed? 

While schools are shutdown, local school districts are providing offsite meals for pickup with funds for food assistance from Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Contact your school district for more information on what your local procedures are. Some towns and cities are able to provide meals to any children under the age of 18, even if those children do not live or attend schools in that city. For a list of those towns/cities, see here. More information about accessing those meals can be found on city websites and/or social media.  

I am struggling with food insecurity, what do I do? 

You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps. For more information and for help applying, visit EndHungerCT.org or call their SNAP helpline at 866-974-7627.  

Additionally, some towns and cities are able to provide meals to any children under the age of 18, even if those children do not live or attend schools in that city. For a list of those towns/cities, see here. More information about accessing those meals can be found on city websites and/or social media.  

Information regarding food pantry openings in Connecticut:

Foodshare Drive-thru Food Distribution at Rentschler Field

Distribution dates:

  • Weekdays - Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, May 29; and continues
  • Weekdays - Monday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 30.

Distribution times:

  • 8:30 am to 12:00 noon;
  • Gates will close at Noon;
  • Shorter wait time between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

Important information:

  • One allocation of food per car per day to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.
  • Open to ALL – no ID needed nor income requirements

Loaves & Fishes Ministries – Meal Program

  • Food Bags are continuing, and Meals to Go
  • Address: Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Ave, Hartford
  • Meals - Grab & Go distribution:  Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • Food Bags – Grab & Go distribution: Mondays from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

North United Methodist Church – Food Pantry

  • Re-open Saturday, May 23rd
  • Address: 1205 Albany Avenue, Hartford
  • Distribution has been moved outside in the rear parking lot.
  • Food Bags – Grab & Go distribution: 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month from 10 am – 12 noon

Cathedral of Saint Joseph – Food Pantry

  • Re-open on Wednesday, May 27th
  • Address: 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
  • Food Bags - Grab & Go distribution: Every other Wednesday from 10 am – 2 pm

Local Grab & Go Food Distributions:

There are 13 Mobile Foodshare sites currently operating in Hartford with distributions of free produce every other week, and over 70 local food pantries and meal programs in Hartford. Here is how to find them.

  • Mobile Foodshare an outdoor pantry-on-wheels, to find a site near you please text “FOODSHARE” to 85511 or go to www.foodshare.org/mobile.
  • To find a food pantry, community kitchen and other resources near you, call 2-1-1 or go to https://www.211ct.org/.

Emergency School Meals:

Hartford Public Schools is distributing frozen meals (breakfast & lunch) for any child 18 or younger. 

  • Meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On Mondays and Wednesdays, two days of meals will be provided. On Fridays, three days of meals will be provided.
  • Meals will be distributed frozen with heating instructions in English and Spanish. They should be taken home and cooked or refrigerated quickly.
  • Distribution will occur at 17 school locations in Hartford. The full list of locations is below.

ZONE

SCHOOL

ADDRESS

Mon./Wed./Fri.

1

Achievement First

305 Greenfield Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Classical Magnet School

85 Woodland Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Rawson School

260 Holcomb Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Weaver High School

415 Granby Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2

Global Communications Academy

85 Edwards Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

SAND School

1750 Main Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Wish Museum School

350 Barbour Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

3

Hartford Public High School

55 Forest Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Kennelly School

180 White Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Moylan School—ELAMS

101 Catherine Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Parkville Community School

47 New Park Avenue

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Sanchez School

176 Babcock Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

4

Bellizzi School

215 South Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Betances Early Reading School

42 Charter Oak Avenue

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Burr School

400 Wethersfield Avenue

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Hartford Magnet Trinity College
Academy

53 Vernon Street

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

MD Fox School

470 Maple Avenue

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Mi hijo generalmente recibe almuerzo gratis o reducido en la escuela, ¿qué hago ahora que está cerrado?

Mientras que las escuelas están cerradas, los distritos escolares locales están proporcionando comidas fuera del sitio para su recogida con fondos para asistencia alimentaria de la Ley de Respuesta al Coronavirus de Families First. Póngase en contacto con su distrito escolar para obtener más información sobre cuáles son sus procedimientos locales. Algunos pueblos y ciudades pueden proporcionar comidas a cualquier niño menor de 18 años, incluso si esos niños no viven o no asisten a escuelas en esa ciudad. Para obtener una lista de esos pueblos / ciudades, consulte aquí. Puede encontrar más información sobre cómo acceder a esas comidas en los sitios web de la ciudad y / o en las redes sociales.

Estoy luchando con la inseguridad alimentaria, ¿qué hago?

Puede ser elegible para el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP), también conocido como Cupones de Alimentos. Para obtener más información y ayuda con la solicitud, visite EndHungerCT.org o llame a su línea de ayuda SNAP al 866-974-7627.

Además, algunos pueblos y ciudades pueden proporcionar comidas a niños menores de 18 años, incluso si esos niños no viven o no asisten a escuelas en esa ciudad. Para obtener una lista de esos pueblos / ciudades, consulte aquí. Puede encontrar más información sobre cómo acceder a esas comidas en los sitios web de la ciudad y / o en las redes sociales.