Here’s how you can help your north-central Connecticut neighbors this holiday season

November 22, 2011

As the holiday season begins, I wanted to make you aware of some community organizations which provide food and other forms of assistance to the needy.

These organizations do great work, and they rely on the generosity of north-central Connecticut residents. You can help your neighbors by making a donation however big or small.

Here are the organizations accepting donations:


Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a local area Soup Kitchen providing meals and other types of aid to all those in need, regardless of town of residence, at no charge.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
Enfield Loaves and Fishes Inc.
28 Prospect Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 741-0226

Enfield Food Shelf is a local food pantry that provides food to Enfield families in need.
Donations can be mailed to:
Enfield Food Shelf
96 Alden Ave
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 741-7321

East Granby

Friend to Friend Food Pantry
East Granby Congregational Church
Administered by the East Granby Social Services Department
Provides supplemental food assistance to those in need in East Granby.

Donations can be sent to:
P.O. Box 1858
East Granby, CT 06026
For more information:
(860) 653-4371


Granby Food Bank
Granby Visiting Nurses Association
248 Salmon Book Street
Granby, CT 06035
Provides food and other types of assistance to those in need in Granby.
Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the address above
(860) 653-5514


Somers Social Services Department
Somers Senior Center
19 Battle St
Somers, CT 06071

Provides assistance with funding for basic needs and administers the holiday programs to Somers residents.
For more information:
(860) 749-7160

Champs’ Place Food Pantry
Somers Congregational Church
599 Main St
Somers, CT 06071
Provides food and household items to Somers residents.

Donations can be dropped off at the Church office Monday-Thursday 9 am -3 pm or mailed to:
P.O. Box 295
Somers, CT 06071
For more information:
[email protected]
(860) 763-4021

All Saints Catholic Church Food Pantry
25 School St
Somersville, CT 06072
Provides food items to needy residents of Somers.

Donations can be dropped off at the church or mailed to:
P.O. Box M
Somersville, CT 06072
For more information:
(860) 749-8625


Suffield Emergency Aid Association
450 South St
Suffield, CT 06078

Provides food and fuel assistance, elder outreach, and health and social services for Suffield residents. Donations can be sent to 450 South St. Suffield, CT 06078
For more information:
(860) 668-1986


Town of Windsor Social Services
Windsor Community Service Council (WCSC) / Windsor Food Bank
599 Matianuck Ave
Windsor, CT 06095

The WCSC includes a food bank, a food pantry, and provides funding for assistance with other basic needs to residents of Windsor. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 500 Matianuck Ave.
For more information:
(860) 285-1839

Windsor Locks

Windsor Locks Social Services Department
Windsor Locks Food Shelf
Provides food items to Windsor Locks residents.
Donations can be sent to:
50 Church St
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
For more information:
(860) 627-1446, ext. 304

Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry
20L Main Street
Dexter Plaza
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
For more information:
(860) 803-3634


Food Share
450 Woodland Ave
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Serves Hartford and Tolland counties in an effort to end hunger and alleviate poverty.
For information on how to donate:
(860) 286-9999

This above list is not comprehensive, so I encourage other local community groups which are providing similar forms of assistance to please contact me at [email protected] or (800) 842-1421.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors, and visit my web site at to sign up for my e-alerts.

From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!