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Mary Daugherty Abrams

Representing Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, Middlefield, Rockfall

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Senator Abrams Releases List of Food Resources in 13th District To Assist Those Impacted By COVID-19

Today, State Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D- Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire) released a list of food resources, including food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. As the crisis continues and unemployment rises, families facing food insecurity may struggle in coming weeks. This list of resources is intended to support them.

"As this crisis continues, we must support everyone in our communities, and that includes those who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19's impact on the economy," said Sen. Abrams. "I hope that those who find themselves in need can receive assistance during these tough times, and those who are in a position where they can make donations support these vital community resources. We must remain united in the face of this extreme challenge."

Please note many of these locations require paperwork or proof of residence. Please call before visiting any location as they may have new protocols in place due to COVID-19.

This list may not include every location in the 13th District but is intended to support members of the community in need.



Meriden Food Assistance

Salvation Army
23 St. Casimir Drive
Meriden Corps Community Center
203-235-6532

  • Emergency Food Pantry 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday/Thursday
  • Soup Kitchen serves individuals and families on Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

New Opportunities of Greater Meriden
Old Nappier Building
74 Cambridge St.
203-235-0278

  • Meals on Wheels to continue delivery - anyone who received meals at a site should call to arrange home delivery
  • Operation Pantry, food bank offering three-day supply of food to those in need Monday, Wednesday, Friday at noon;
  • recipients can receive once per month, distribution dependent on available supply

Apostolic Community Church
Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
146 Center St.
203-639-0780

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Meriden Soup Kitchen
First Baptist Church
460 Broad Street
203-980-3372

  • Weekdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Cheshire Food Assistance


Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc.
175 Sandbank Avenue
203-699-9226

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m. – noon; Tuesdays, Thursday 2:30-6 p.m.
  • Shopping by appointment only
  • Donations can be left in donor vestibule during hours
  • Information on donations at www.facebook.com/cheshirefoodpantry



Middlefield Food Assistance


Middlefield Food Bank
Middlefield Social Services
405 Main Street Middlefield
860-349-7121

  • Open by appointment



Middletown Food Assistance


Amazing Grace Food Pantry
St. Vincent de Paul
16 Stack Street, Middletown
860-347-3222

  • Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mobile Food Pantry
Cross Street AME Zion Church
440 West St.

  • 10-11 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month

St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen
617 Main Street, Middletown
860-344-0097

  • Due to COVID-19, the soup kitchen will offer takeout meals 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Saturday
  • Seeking donations - please call to arrange

Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry
346 Butternut Street, Middletown
860-346-8295

  • Distributes food on second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 4 to 5 p.m.

Zion First Baptist Church Food Pantry
16 James A. Moses Ave., Middletown
860-347-5074

  • Every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon; emergency food available by appointment only

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