A Guide to Accessing Food in Danbury

The Danbury Food Collaborative publishes and regularly updates a Guide to Accessing Food in Danbury in multiple languages. Download the food guide in your preferred language: English (PDF) Español (PDF) Português (PDF)

This guide was last updated in March 2023.

Danbury Farmers’ Market

CityCenter Danbury Green (complimentary parking at the adjacent Patriot Garage)

203-791-1711 | www.DanburyFarmersMarket.org | www.facebook.com/danburyfarmersmarket

Open: Saturdays, 10-2, June - October 2023

Eligibility: Open to all

Accepts: SNAP, WIC, community certificates, and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers. Frequency of visits: Unrestricted

Food: Fresh, local produce, eggs, baked goods & more

Provides unlimited $1 for $1 match for SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers.

Veterans discount program, proof needed. Food Demos with market money incentive for participants.

Brookfield Farmers’ Market


Intersection of Pocono Road and Silvermine Road

Open: Saturdays from 7:30am-noon, May - October 2022

Eligibility: Open to all.

Provides $1 for $1 match for SNAP.

Catholic Charities Morning Glory Program

11 Spring St., Danbury, CT 06810 / 203-349-2428

Serving Grab-n-Go bags of breakfast at the door, Monday-Friday 7:30–9:00am

Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

11 Spring St., Danbury, CT 06810 / 203-743-7988

Open: Kitchen is serving Grab-n-Go hot meals from 3 pm-4:30 pm daily

Eligibility: Anyone

Requirements: None

Frequency of visits: Unrestricted

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program that provides eligible households with a monthly benefit that they can use like cash to buy food at participating grocery stores and other places that accept EBT.

For more information, or to find out if you qualify, visit the CT Department of Social Services website at portal.ct.gov or call the End Hunger Connecticut! confidential hotline, on the page to the right.

End Hunger Connecticut! SNAP Call Center | www.endhungerct.org

End Hunger Connecticut!’s bilingual (English/ Spanish) SNAP Call Center offers free assistance for applications, redeterminations, and more related to SNAP seven days a week with flexible appointments. Call toll-free at 866-974-SNAP (7627). For more info, to check hours, or to use our free online prescreener, visit www.ctsnap.org. If you are prompted to leave a voicemail, please leave your name and best phone number and we will return your call. Also learn about free summer meals, SNAP-doubling at farmers’ markets, and more at www.endhungerct.org.

(203) 977-4385

Currently all appointments are by phone. Call and leave a message with your name and number.

Services: Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your or your child’s diet; breastfeeding support and information; referrals to health care and other social services: an eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.

Eligibility: Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends); breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday); non- breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends); infants** (up to 1st birthday); children** up to their 5th birthday. **fathers, grandparents, foster parents or guardians may apply.

Requirements: Must live in Connecticut, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen; complete a nutrition assessment with WIC staff; must meet the WIC income guidelines which are set at or below 185% of the federal poverty income limit.

Most provide shelf-stable food and fresh foods.


Association of Religious Communities

24 Delay St., Danbury CT 06810 (behind Family Dollar)

203-792-9450 | interfaitharc.org

Open: Fridays, 12-2 pm Eligibility: Anyone Requirements: None

Frequency of Visits: Unrestricted


Bethel Community Food Pantry

141 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801


Open: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays/month, 1-4pm Eligibility: Priority is for Bethel residents Requirements: Proof of address Frequency of Visits: Twice per month Please call for an appointment.


Brookfield Social Services

100 Pocono Rd., CT 06804

203-775-7312 | www.brookfieldct.gov

Open: Drive-through: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am; Drive-through: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm Eligibility: Priority for Brookfield residents Requirements: Proof of address, photo ID Frequency of Visits: Weekly


Camella’s Cupboard

P.O. Box 1771, New Milford, CT 06776

860-717-2509 | www.camellascupboard.com

Open: Fridays, 4:30-6:30 pm

Eligibility: New Milford residents

Requirements: Proof of address; proof of children

Frequency of Visits: Unrestricted


Community Action Agency of Western CT

78 Triangle St., Danbury, CT 06810

203-744-4700 ext. 125 | www.caawc.org

Open: Thursdays, 12-2 pm Eligibility: Anyone Requirements: Photo ID

Frequency of Visits: Once per month


Connecticut Foodshare Mobile Pantries

203-741-9752 www.ctfoodshare.org (click on: “Find Help”)

Text FOODSHARE to 85511 for information about Connecticut Foodshare's mobile pantries. Answer the simple prompts to have the schedule and locations near you sent right to your phone. Once you are opted-in, Connecticut Foodshare will also text cancellations and schedule changes.

The Connecticut Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry schedule is subject to change; check the website for updates. Currently the schedule is as follows:

Ellsworth School

53 Ellsworth Ave., Danbury

Every other Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm.

New Hope Baptist Church

10 Dr. Aaron B. Samuels Blvd., Danbury

Every other Wednesday from 11:45am-12:45pm.

RIDGEFIELD: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church

6 Ivy Hill Rd., Ridgefield

Every other Friday from 9:45-10:45am.

Eligibility: Anyone

Requirements: None

Frequency of visits: Unrestricted


Daily Bread Food Pantry

25 West St., Danbury, CT 06810 (entrance is on Terrace Place)

203-826-8252 | www.dailybreadfoodpantry.com

Open: Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:30–11:00 am Eligibility: Anyone, but certain foods may be subject to income limits

Requirements: Photo ID, proof of address

Frequency of Visits: Three times per month


Interfaith AIDS Ministry

54 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810

203-748-4077 | www.iamdanbury.org

Open: Thursdays, 11am–4pm

Eligibility: Individuals and families infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Requirements: Physician signed form on being positive for HIV/AIDS

Frequency of Visits: Every 2 weeks


Jericho Food Pantry

22 Maple Ave, Danbury, CT 06810

203-791-1180 ext. 205 | www.jerichopartnership.org

Open: Fridays, 1-4pm; diapers available once a month on Fridays from 1-4pm

Eligibility: All welcome for first visit, with photo ID. Danbury residents only.

Requirements: ID verification for everyone in household (license or passport); birth certificate, school ID, or insurance card for all children in household; address verification (such as current light bill); income verification (paystub, employer letter, or notarized letter)

Frequency of Visits: Biweekly


New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry

10 Aaron Samuels Blvd., Danbury, CT 06810 203-748-5461

Open: Every other Wednesday at 11:45am

Requirements: None

Frequency of visits: Unrestricted


Purple Heart Ministries Food Pantry

30 Elm St., Danbury, CT 06810

203-947-2141 | www.phmiinfo.org | Email: phmi2630@gmail.com

Open: Second & fourth Thursdays of the month, 2-3:30 pm

Eligibility: Anyone Requirements: None Frequency of visits: Biweekly


The Salvation Army Emergency Assistance Food Pantry

15 Foster St., Danbury, CT 06810


Open: Wednesdays, 9:30-11am

Eligibility: Residents of Greater Danbury Requirements: Photo ID, proof of address, number of people in household

Frequency of Visits: Once every 30 days


Victory Christian Center Food Pantry

23 Eden Dr., Danbury, CT 06810


Open: Every Monday, distribution starts at 1:30 pm Eligibility: Anyone in Greater Danbury Requirements: Photo ID; address verification Frequency of Visits: Unrestricted


Walnut Hill Community Food Pantry (Drive-Thru)

156 Walnut Hill Rd., Bethel, CT 06801 203-796-7373 www.walnuthillonline.org/serving-our-community

Open: 2nd & 4th Wednesday/month, starting at 5:30 pm

Eligibility: Anyone

Requirements: None

Frequency of visits: Unrestricted

Meals on Wheels

Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging 203-757-5449 | www.wcaaa.org/programs/ nutrition-and-home-delivered-meals

Services: 2 prepackaged meals for regular & therapeutic diets up to 7 days/wk.

Eligibility: You must be 60 years old or older, homebound, or unable to drive. You must NOT be on the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders.

Private pay program is also available for people with qualifying medical conditions who are under age 60.


Danbury Senior Center at Elmwood Hall

10 Elmwood Place, Danbury, CT 06810

203-797-4686 | www.danburyseniors.org

The Senior Nutrition Lunch Program is a hot, nutritionally balanced meal served at the Senior Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for those age 60 plus. You must sign up for lunch by the previous Wednesday before 11:30am in order to have lunch the following week. PLEASE NOTE: NO WALK IN’S. Meals provided in partnership with CW Resources. Suggested donation of $3. Free light breakfast offered Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 10am. Coffee available Monday - Friday from 8:30am- 3:30pm.

Food Rescue US

(800) 280-3298 x10 |  www.foodrescue.us

Food Rescue US - Fairfield County engages volunteers through our web-based app to directly transfer fresh, excess food from grocers, restaurants, schools, farms and other food donors to social service agencies that work with clients experiencing food insecurity. Contact Haley Schulman at haley@foodrescue.us if you would like to volunteer, if your organization would like to receive food, or if you are a food donor and have excess food you would like to donate.

Breakfasts and lunches are free for all students enrolled in Greater Danbury Public Schools for the 2022-2023 school year -- no forms or applications are required!


For more information, or to donate food, please contact the agencies directly or call United Way at (203) 883-0879. For more information about community resources, please dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org.


Learn more and donate to the Danbury Food Collaborative. You can also donate directly to the organizations listed on this guide. You can browse current available volunteer opportunities by visiting the United Way Volunteer Portal. You can also reach out directly to the organizations listed in this guide to ask about volunteering.