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Food Programs

Amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the West Hartford Libraries wanted to supply you with the most up-to-date information regarding food programs in the West Hartford area. Please see below for more information:

You may be thinking about what WHPS children will do for meals while school is out. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partners in local communities to serve free bagged meals. It’s food that’s in, while school is out. There are no income requirements, and any student of the WHPS may enjoy a bagged breakfast and/or lunch. For more information, please click HERE.

 

 

    • Free produce and other food items are distributed in bags at Mobile Foodshare sites:
      • Crossroads Plaza (Bishop’s Corner), 740 North Main Street, Behind Big Y - Every four weeks on Friday from 1:00PM - 1:45PM
      • The Universalist Church (Fern Street Food Ministry), 433 Fern Street -- Every other Monday from 8:45AM - 9:15AM
      • Schedule - Text FOODSHARE to 85511 to receive current schedule and subsequent updates to your smartphone or visit Foodshare’s website.

 

Food Pantry operations will continue. Food will be distributed outside of town hall in front of the lobby entrance (across from the flag pole).

Curbside Food Pantry distribution operations will be restricted:

  • Tuesday: 3:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM - 11AM
  • Friday: 10AM - 12PM

Food Donations to Town Hall - the reception of small food donations are restricted to the times above.

 

 

Fern Street backpacks will be provided on an as needed basis for current students on the program.

Pantry canceled for March 21. Plans in place to run April pantry for registered families only and food will be prepackaged.

Breakfast and Mobile Truck scheduled for Mondays at 8:45 AM.  Pre-packaged food from truck and go to boxes for breakfast.

Please call Jacob Lee, Fern Street Food Ministry Coordinator, with any questions. 860-233-3669 x109. 

SNAP Benefits  

 

To apply for SNAP benefits:

FoodShare   (860) 286-9999 Ext. 104

End Hunger CT!  (866) 974-7627

CT DSS  (855) 626-6632  online at https://portal.ct.gov/dss or by mailing application to DSS Scanning Center, PO Box 1320, Manchester, CT 06045-1320

Grocery Stores  

 

Big Y   

772 North Main Street   (860) 236-1505
Monday – Sunday 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM

 

Crown Super Market  - will deliver
2471 Albany Avenue (860) 236-1965
Sunday – Wednesday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday  8:00 AM – one hour before sundown

 

Stop and Shop  - Peapod delivery – (Special time to shop for seniors 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM)
1235 Farmington Avenue (860) 521-5010
7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
176 Newington Road (860) 231-8082
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

 

Hall’s Marketwill deliver Wednesdays with additional days possible as needed
331 Park Road (860) 232-1075
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Whole Foods Marketspecial hours for seniors 8:00 – 9:00 AM
50 Raymond Road (860) 523-8500
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
340 North Main Street (860) 523-7174
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
A Dong Market
160 Shield Street (860) 953-8903
Monday – Sunday  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Trader Joe’s
1489 New Britain Avenue (860) 561-4771
Monday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

Maruichi Japanese Market
37 Raymond Road (860) 904-2754
Monday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

Aldi
511 New Park Avenue (855) 955-2534
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily
 

 

Price Rite of West Hartford
983 New Britain Avenue (860) 953-5816
Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

 

Appletree
480 New Park Avenue (860) 231-8609
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday  8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

Royal Indian Grocery
560 New Park Avenue (860) 904-7989
Monday – Sunday 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM

 

Instacartinstacart.com 1-888-246-7822

Groceries delivered from local stores