A Guide to Accessing Food in Stamford

The Stamford Food Collaborative publishes and regularly updates A Guide to Accessing Food in Stamford in multiple languages: English (PDF) Español (PDF)

This guide was last updated in March 2023.

Person to Person

For those who cannot go to the pantry, home deliveries can be booked by calling (203) 655-0048. Deliveries are Monday- Friday. Drop-off time is between 1:30 - 2:30 pm.


Catholic Charities Senior Nutrition Program Meals on Wheels

(203) 324-6175 | www.ccfairfield.org/programs/senior- nutrition

Receiving referrals for their Meals on Wheels program for homebound seniors, 60+ years. Delivers pre-packaged single or double meals up to 7 days per week. Reviews new referrals on a case-by-case basis.



2009 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 324-6584 | www.silversource.org

Weekly grocery delivery for people age 60+ who are home- bound or have special needs. Nutrition assistance for special dietary needs and health conditions. All potential clients will be screened for eligibility by the social work team.

Professional referrals:


Stamford Public Schools: Free School Meals!

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


Filling in the Blanks

(203) 750-0019 | www.fillingintheblanks.org/register-for-meals

Distributes weekend meal bags directly to children. Works with schools, after-school programs, and summer camps in towns across Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Children who qualify for the free/reduced meal program, are part of the ALICE population or are identified as in need by schools are eligible. To find out how to register your child, volunteer, or donate, please contact info@fillingintheblanks.org

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.

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:

Union Baptist Church

805 Newfield Ave., Stamford

Every other Monday from 10-11am

Bethel AME Church

150 Fairfield Ave., Stamford Every other Friday from 1-2pm

NORWALK: Ben Franklin Pre-School

165 Flax Hill Rd., Norwalk

Every 4th Saturday of the month from 9:30-10:30am

Eligibility: Anyone Requirements: None Frequency of visits: Weekly


New Covenant Center

174 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT

(203) 964-8228 | www.newcovenantcenter.org

Open: Tuesday & Friday, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm; Thursday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

Requirements: Pantry Applications—Wednesdays from 11 am - 2 pm. 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


Faith Tabernacle Church Food Pantry

29 Grove Street, Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 348-8755 x14 | www.faithtabct.org

Open: Thursday, 7:30am - 10:30am

Eligibility: Anyone

Requirements: Proof of address

Frequency of Visits: Weekly


Schilo Food Pantry Program

Schilo Seventh-Day Adventist Church 977 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06907

(203) 293-8256 www.facebook.com/ schilofoodpantry/

Open: Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 2:00pm

Eligibility: Fairfield County residents

Requirements: Must complete an application with a photo ID

Frequency of visits: Unrestricted


Person to Person

www.p2phelps.org | (203) 655-0048

Must call for an appointment.

P2P is operating its Mobile Food Pantry at the following locations:

Monday: 11am-1pm, Yerwood Center; 2pm-4pm, Stamford Manor

Tuesday: 11am-1pm, Ferguson Library South End Branch; 2pm-4pm, Quintard Terrace

Wednesday: 11am-1pm, DOMUS; 2pm-4pm, ICCNY

Thursday: 11am-1pm Yerwood Center; 2-4pm, Building One Community (new location at 417 Shippan Ave.)

Friday: 11am-3pm, DOMUS

Eligibility: Open to residents in need of food living in Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton

Requirements: Call (203) 655-0048 for an appointment and necessary documents to bring

Frequency of Visits: Every 28 days

For those who cannot go to the pantry, home deliveries can be booked by calling (203) 655-0048. Deliveries are Monday-Friday. Drop off time between 1:30pm-2:30pm.


Women’s Mentoring Network, Inc.

141 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 357-1561, (203) 348-3828 www.wmninc.org

Open: Last Friday of every month 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility: Clients of Women’s Mentoring Network


Neighbor to Neighbor

248 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 www.ntngreenwich.org

Open: Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Thursday 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Eligibility & Requirements: Social service agency referral

Frequency of Visits: Weekly


The Revival House Food Pantry

980 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06902

Open: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-1pm

Eligibility: The need for food

Requirements: None

Frequency of visits: A weekly visit usually provides enough food for 4 days.


The Salvation Army of Stamford

198 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 359-2320 | www.ctru.salvationarmy.org/sne

Open: Monday & Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm

Eligibility: Stamford residents in need of food Requirements: Must fill out an application; bring picture ID and proof of address (rental lease & other piece of mail with address)

Frequency of Visits: Once a month


Schoke Jewish Family Services

196 Greyrock Place, Stamford, CT 06901

(203) 921-4161 | www.ctjfs.org

Open: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Other times available by appointment

Eligibility: Anyone in need of food

Requirements: Must complete intake application Frequency of Visits: Once a month

Food: Kosher products only


Wilson Memorial Church of God

164 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 557-9807

Open: Thursday, 1 - 2 pm. Sign up for a ticket starts at 9 am.

Eligibility: Anyone in need of food

Requirements: Must have a ticket—Tickets are handed out at 9 am

Frequency of Visits: Weekly if your organization would like to receive food, or if you are a food donor and have excess food to donate.

Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

461 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06906

(203) 358-8898 | www.foodbanklfc.org

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County provides food to any qualified non-profit agency in a six town area of Fairfield County (Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Wilton) that serves low income people through congregate meals or bags of groceries.

Catholic Charities Senior Nutrition Program

(203) 324-6175 www.ccfairfield.org/programs/ senior-nutrition-program

For individuals 60+


Jewish Community Center

1035 Newfield Avenue

Monthly luncheon meal at 12 pm

$6 suggested donation

Stamford Senior Center

888 Washington Boulevard

Lunch Monday - Friday from 11:30 am - 2 pm

$4 suggested donation

Over 60 Club

628 Main Street

Lunch Monday - Friday at 12 pm

$3 suggested donation


New Covenant Center Café

174 Richmond Hill Ave., Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 964-8228 | www.newcovenantcenter.org

Continental Breakfast Monday-Friday 10:30-11:30am. Vaccinated or unvaccinated guests are welcomed for indoor dining Monday-Saturday: lunch 12:30-1:30pm or dinner 4:30-5:30pm, but grab-and-go meals are always available. Grab-and-go meals are distributed for lunch Sunday, 12:30-1:30 pm. Meals are distributed from the doorway. This is subject to change based on any updated CDC or State mandated procedures.

Fairgate Farm

129 Stillwater Ave., Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 940-2305 www.fairgatefarm.com

(Bus #21 stops right in front of Fairgate Farm) Volunteer- powered urban farm growing fruits and vegetables where volunteers can take a share of the harvest. Seasonal farm market where local produce can be purchased at affordable prices. SNAP EBT cards and WIC & Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks accepted and value doubled! All are welcome. Please visit website for information on volunteering, market information and hours.


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 food insecure clients experiencing food insecurity. Contact Alexa Sosa at alexa@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.


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 Stamford 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.