Food and Nutrition Programs
Suffield Community Aid Food & Nutrition Resources:
SCA Food Pantry: SCA maintains a variety of food, personal care products and cleaning supplies for Suffield residents in need. Pet food is also available. In the summer months, fresh vegetables from the SCA garden are available as well. Applicants are screened for eligibility, and appointments are scheduled between the hours of 8:00 – 3:30 Monday through Friday. Eligible residents are able to visit the Food Pantry once per month unless otherwise approved by SCA staff. For residents that are not able to come to our location, food deliveries are available.
“Grab-and-Go” Mini Food Pantry: Just outside the SCA door, this resource is available to any resident needing urgent food assistance at any time of day.
If you would like to donate items to the Food Pantry a list of needed items can be found here.
Meals-On-Wheels: SCA coordinates delivery of daily meals (Monday through Friday) to Suffield’s homebound residents. Residents must be at least 60 years of age or disabled and be considered homebound by the program. Volunteers deliver the meals that are prepared off-site by the Community Renewal Team in Hartford. For residents receiving weekend meals, extra meals are delivered on Friday. The suggested donation is $3.00 per meal.
Suffield Senior Center Lunch Subsidies: To promote nutrition and socialization, the SCA covers the cost of up to two meals per week at the Suffield Senior Center. https://www.suffieldct.gov/departments/seniors. The subsidies are valued at $5 and are available to low-income seniors and disabled persons that are financially eligible. Call the SCA for more information or to apply.
Other Food Resources for Suffield Residents:
SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income individuals and families afford the cost of food at grocery stores and farmers’ markets. You can apply for these benefits by completing the application online: https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/SNAP/Supplemental-Nutrition-Assistance-Program—SNAP. SCA Staff can help with the application as well.
Loaves & Fishes: Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a Local Area Soup Kitchen providing hospitality to all those in need by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge. Meals are served starting at 4:00 pm Sunday through Friday and Saturday starting at 11:00 am. https://enfieldloavesandfishes.org
Asnuntuck CT Community College Food Pantry: For registered students to receive food assistance in a safe and welcoming environment. https://asnuntuck.edu/student-resources/food-pantry/
Pauline’s Stock Pot Kitchen: located at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 North Main Street, East Windsor. Meals are served every Friday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. All are welcome! There are no restrictions in terms of income or residency. http://fcceastwindsor.com/?page_id=541
Mobile Foodshare: Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels that brings fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need at community sites throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. The program increases access to healthy food and nutrition throughout the region serving an average of 16,000 visitors each month. Mobile Foodshare is at the West Suffield Congregational Church, 1408 Mountain Road, Suffield/West Suffield, CT Every other Tuesday from 1:15 – 1:45 PM. For the schedule, check this link http://site.foodshare.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2017_food_mobile
(WIC) Woman and Infants Nutrition: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. Nutritious Foods: Once you are determined to be eligible for the WIC program; you will receive vouchers for nutritious foods for diet supplementation. These vouchers can be used at your local grocery store or pharmacy. WIC foods include infant cereal, baby food; iron fortified adult cereal, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, canned fish whole grains and more. https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/WIC/WIC