The CFC Storehouse has been the largest food provider for the needy in the Hartford/Tolland county for ten years, distributing over 500,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry from its soup kitchen and food pantry in 2012.
The CFC Storehouse Food Pantry distributes free groceries to over 1200 registered families every Wednesday. Volunteers help to distribute the groceries that are packed on Tuesdays, to provide each individual or family an abundance of food items such as: frozen meats when available, fresh fruits, vegetables, canned goods, pasta, breads, pastries and much more. The bags are packed generously and personally handed out by our volunteers to the families who come to receive from the Food Pantry. Volunteers also assist clients by bringing their bags to their vehicle or, if the client is on foot, the volunteers assist to bring their groceries outside. The CFC Storehouse Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and registration is required. A photo I.D. and income verification is necessary to register.
Most of the food is obtained from Foodshare of Bloomfield, Connecticut, through monies received from monthly partners, donations, grants, and fundraisers. Additional food is donated by local supermarkets, food distributors, food drives and individual contributions. In 1999, the CFC Storehouse Food Pantry distributed over 28,800 bags of groceries to feed those in need in our communities. In the year 2012, that number had grown to 361,756 bags of groceries distributed.
If you or someone you know is in need of this service, or if you would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact us. If you would like to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available, we encourage you to please click on how you can help.
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