March 31, 2020

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

Meriden Soup Kitchen

First Baptist Church

460 Broad Street


  • Weekdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cheshire Food Assistance

Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc.

175 Sandbank Avenue


  • 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

Middlefield Food Assistance

Middlefield Food Bank

Middlefield Social Services

405 Main Street Middlefield


  • Open by appointment

Middletown Food Assistance

Amazing Grace Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul

16 Stack Street, Middletown


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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