The East Haddam Food bank was established in 1999. It has a goal to serve community members in need of food support. The food bank is presently located in the basement of the Grange Hall, 488 Town Street, East Haddam, CT. The Food Bank is open Tuesdays for donations and distribution from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Other community locations at churches, post offices and Grist Mill Market are available for food donation drop off. Financial donations may be sent to the East Haddam Food Bank c/o Youth and Family Services, 387 East Haddam /Moodus Road, P.O. Box 572, Moodus, CT 06469.
All food donations should be checked for valid use date. Rusted, dirty or severely dented cans should not be brought to the food bank. All food we provide must be checked for quality assurance. The food bank presently serves 250-300 members of our community. The most needed donations are canned meats, canned meals (ex. stew, chili, kid pasta), cereal, condiments, fruit juices, coffee/tea, baking staples (sugars, flour, puddings etc.), canned fruits and vegetables, pasta and sauce, soups, rice dishes, peanut butter and jelly, cookies and crackers, and canned fish. The food bank welcomes donations by individuals and groups working together for the cause. For further information please contact East Haddam Youth & Family Services at 860-873-3296 or the Food Bank at 860-891-8100.
Donations may be sent to:
East Haddam Emergency Fuel Bank
c/o Karl P. Stofko, Treasurer
79 Orchard Road, Apartment 4
East Haddam, CT 06423
Assistance is awarded via referral through:
Youth and Family Services (Toni McCabe 860-873-3296); or
Energy Assistance (Brad Parker – East Haddam Senior Center 860-873-5034).
The Clothing Bank is located in the lower level of First Church of Christ Congregational, 499 Town Street, East Haddam. Easiest access is from the church driveway on Orchard Road. Shoppers should park in the gravel parking area and follow the sidewalk to the rear entrance.
The Clothing Bank is open every Tuesday between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for members of the community to shop or drop off clean clothing, preferably on hangers, ideally, clothing donations of the current season.
Donations can also be made by special arrangement by emailing email@example.com or through FaceBook @East Haddam Clothing Bank..
Bags or boxes of unwashed clothes will not be accepted and should not be left outside the church at any time. Monetary donations are always welcome for the upkeep and maintenance of our rooms.
This is a community outreach project of First Church and Christ Community Church of East Haddam with support from the Town of East Haddam. Melissa Polanco is the current project manager.