Soup Kitchens/Food Pantries

Now, more than ever, local soup kitchens and food pantries are increasing efforts to ensure that they can maintain safe and stable services to large numbers of people through this crisis. Food donations are accepted, but financial donations are the most useful, so they can stretch each dollar by buying wholesale and in bulk. If you are in a position to help, please consider donating to one of the local food pantries we have highlighted. If you find yourself in need of food or assistance, visit foodpantries.org to find a food bank in your area.


We will be updating this page often to include the greatest needs of our non-profit partners throughout the area.

  • Tolland Food pantry

    • Located at Hicks Memorial Municipal Center, 21 Tolland Green, 4th Level
    • Tolland Human Services Department is partnering with Tolland Emergency Management to hold a Food Drive to collect some of their most needed food items. These items will be distributed to Tolland residents in need. Items can be dropped off at the Tolland Fire Training Center - Mon-Fri 8am-12pm. Please leave donations in the black trailer in front of the Fire Training Center at 191 Merrow Road. You can also send financial donations to Tolland Human Services that will go towards individual needs.
    • More info can be found at the Town of Tolland Human Services page or by calling 860-871-3648
  • My brother's keeper

    • Located at Hope Lutheran Church, 62 Dog Lane, Storrs-Mansfield
    • Guests are referred from Mansfield Human Services and shop from the pantry shelves by appointment
    • The pantry can use just about everything- pasta sauce, canned fruit, rice, etc.
    • To make a food donation you can contact Sue Denegar | sdenegar@yahoo.com | 860-823-7727, and she will meet you at the church. Financial donations can be mailed to Hope and checks can be made out to: My Brother’s Keeper Food Pantry
    • For more info, visit My Bother's Keeper webpage


  • MACC

    • Located at 460 Main St, Manchester
    • Provides food, clothing, advocacy, and outreach for the unmet basic needs of people in the community
    • Serves residents of the towns of Manchester and Bolton and is the largest private, nonprofit social services agency in the state located East of the Connecticut River
    • Donate to MACC; food and other donations will be gratefully received at the Community Pantry, Monday - Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-2pm
      (Items most needed: fresh meat, fresh produce, jelly, mayonnaise, toiletries (adult and child) shampoos, body wash, deodorants, sugar, baking mixes, pork and beans, baked brown beans, gluten free foods, feminine products, egg cartons, paper bags
    • For more information, visit macc-ct.org or call (860) 647-0440
  • Coventry Human Services

    • Located at 1712 Main Street, Coventry
    • Serves an average of 10-12 Coventry households per week
    • Pantry hours: Monday-Wednesdays: 8:30am-4:30pm, Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm and Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm
    • Donate to Coventry Human Resources online or you can send a check, cash or gift cards by mail. You can also drop off your monetary or perishable item donation in the drop box in the glass enclosure at Town Hall. Finally, you can shop online through Target or Amazon Pantry and have a delivery made directly to Town Hall. Some of their most need items right now are kids snacks, mac-n-cheese, ramen, and juice boxes.
    • For more info, visit Coventry Human Resources Facebook Page or call 860-742-5324
  • Willington Food Pantry

    • Located at 40 Old Farms Road, Willington
    • Serves an average of 25-30 households per month, exclusively from Willington
    • Operates year round, Mondays from 4-6pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-12pm
    • Donate to the Willington Food Pantry by sending a donation or gift cards for $15-20 to a local grocery store (Big Y or Dollar General), addressed to Human Services
    • For more info, visit Willington Food Pantry's page or call 860-487-3118
  • Covenant Soup Kitchen

    • Located at 220 Valley Street, Willimantic
    • Serves individuals of all ages from the greater Windham area and surrounding communities
    • Donate to the Covenant Soup Kitchen or if you'd like to bring them a food donation - they are open every day, year-round
    • If you have questions, visit covenantsoupkitchen.org or call 860-423-1643