Food Assistance

Programs for students who experience food insecurity.

UConn Swipes

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The Swipe Out Hunger Program aims to provide students who are food insecure, and/or who are experiencing an emergency situation, access to healthy and well-balanced meals in our campus dining halls. Currently enrolled UConn students can talk to the Dean of Students Office to determine eligibility for this program.

Dean of Students Office

Storrs Campus Drop-in Hours:
Mon - Fri, 1:00-3:00pm
Students must sign in by 3:00pm to be seen on that day

Schedule an Appointment: 860-486-3426

Website: https://dos.uconn.edu

Food Resources Near Storrs

Mansfield Food Pantry
860-429-3315
4 South Eagleville Road

Storrs Congregational Church Food Pantry
860-429-9382
2 North Eagleville Road

Stamford Food Pantries

Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry
Eligibility: Residents of Stamford. Documentation required. Referral by church or social service agency.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 2:00pm
Address: 132 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 327-7751

New Covenant Center
Eligibility: Low income residents of Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan. Must present proof of ID (state-issued ID or passport), proof of address (rent receipt or utility bill), proof of income (paystub, unemployment letter, tax return).
Hours: By appointment- Tuesday & Friday, 10:30am-4:30pm; Thursday, 10:30am- 2:00pm
Address: 174 Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 357-0314

Faith Tabernacle Church
Eligibility: Residents of Stamford and Darien. Documentation Required: referral from an agency on agency letter head.
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday by appointment. Thursday: 11:00am- until food runs out.
Address: 29 Grove St, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203)348-8755

Haitian American Catholic Center
Eligibility: Anyone in need of food. Must fill out application.
Hours: Thursday, 11am-2pm
Address: 93 Hope St., Stamford, CT 06903
Phone: (203) 406- 0343

Person-to-Person
Eligibility: Resident of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford
Address: 90 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
Hours: Monday & Tuesday, 10am-2pm
Phone: (203) 655-0048

Person-to-Person
Eligibility: Resident of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford
Address: 83 Lockwood Ave., Stamford, CT 06902 (parking lot facing Frank St.)
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-2pm
Phone: (203) 655-0048

The Salvation Army of Stamford
Eligibility: Low income residents of Stamford. Must fill out application, bring photo ID, proof of income, proof of address.
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 9am-12pm
Address: 198 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: (203) 359-2320

Schilo Food Pantry
Eligibility: Residents of Fairfield County in need. Must complete application with photo ID.
Hours: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 10am -12pm
Address: 977 Hope Street, Stamford, CT 06907
Phone: (203) 293-8256

Schoke Jewish Family Service
Eligibility: Anyone in need of food. Must complete application and provide photo ID.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:30am-12:30pm. One visit per month, Kosher products only.
Address: 196 Greyrock Place, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 921-4161

Resources Outside of Stamford

Neighbor to Neighbor
Eligibility: Residents of Greenwich, and in special circumstances residents of Stamford and Port Chester. Referral needed.
Emergency Food - One time emergency food is available to residents of Stamford and Port Chester at the request of a social worker.
Address: 248 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 622- 9208

Open Door Shelter Food Pantry
Eligibility:  Individuals in need of a food pantry.
Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:30am-11:30am (Call ahead to make appointment to fill out application)
Address: 4 Merritt Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 866-1057

St. James Roman Catholic Church Food Pantry
Eligibility: Anyone in need of food.
Hours: Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Address: 2110 Main Street, Stratford, CT
Phone: (203) 375-5887

Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry
Eligibility:  Resident of any CT town in need of food
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (Call or click the link below to see when the Mobile Pantry will be in your area)
Address: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Windham county
Phone: (203) 741-9751