Food Programs

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SNAP (formerly known as 'Food Stamps')

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), is part of the nation’s safety net against hunger. The program’s debit card system allows for convenience and confidentiality.  SNAP applications can be completed at CT’s Department of Social Services website and required documents can be scanned and uploaded; check out End Hunger CT's calculator to determine if you qualify (connect to DSS and End Hunger CT under our "Social Services_Links"). 

Please contact Human Services if you require assistance navigating through the application process; we are happy to help. 

United Way Mobile Food Pantry

In partnership with Stonington Public Schools, the United Way’s Mobile Food Pantry sets up shop in the Human Services parking lot* on the first Monday of every month, offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and more to residents in need.  If you are in need, the program takes place between 5-6pm on the first Monday of each month.

* The program takes place in Stonington High School from from November-April.

Summer Food Service Program for Children

When school is out, summer food is in at Stonington High School!  Brown-bag breakfasts and hot lunches are served Monday through Friday throughuot the summer months to local children through this USDA grant-funded program.  All children, ages 18 and under, are welcome to enjoy a daily free breakfast (at Spellman Park between 8:30-9am) and hot lunch (in the SHS cafeteria between 11:30am-12:15pm).  In partnership with Stonington School District’s Food Services, the program has served a total of 83,109 meals since it's inception in 2004. 

Other Resources

Residents encountering food insecurity are also referred to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s Food Pantry and the WARM Center's Congregate Meals; both agencies are supported by town funds - contact information can be found under "Social Services_Links."