The Salvation Army in Connecticut and Rhode Island is stocking its food pantry shelves and needs your help! Food and hygiene items collected during this time of year, not only helps those in need during the holidays, but throughout the year.
According to Feeding America, more than 48.8 million people face the threat of hunger daily in the United States. To help mitigate that threat, The Salvation Army serves more than 56 million meals to anyone in need through its many soup kitchens, sit-down meal programs, food pantries, mobile meals and community gardens.
These nutritional meals assist homeless people of all ages, as well as individuals and families who may be down on their luck and in need of some extra assistance. Food programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center. Needed items are listed below.
30 Elm Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Areas served: Bridgeport, Monroe, Stevenson, Stratford and Trumbull.
Needed: Turkeys; hygiene items including soap, shampoo, deodorant and razors.
30 Elm Street
19 Stearns Street
Bristol, CT 06011
Areas served: Bristol and Forestville.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, peanut butter, sauce, pasta, boxed or canned macaroni and cheese, rice, bagged or canned beans, canned fruit, canned meats, tuna, Ramen Noodles, soups, bread, cereal, juice.
15 Foster Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Areas served: Danbury
Needed: Non-perishable food items including cereal, canned soup, pasta, sauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables, boxed mashed potatoes, canned or dry beans.
225 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Areas served: Bloomfield, East Hartford, Elmwood, Hartford, Newington, Poquonock, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor.
Needed: Non-perishable food items; holiday items including toys - all ages - newborn to age 12. Please bring donations to the Holiday Store locations:
26 Lester Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
Areas served: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned juice, stuffing, cooking oil, salt, sugar, candy.
23 St. Casmir Drive
Meriden, CT 06450
Areas served: Meriden
Needed: Non-perishable food items; hygiene items including soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, deodorant and razors.
515 Main Street
Areas served: Middletown
Needed: Hygiene items including soap, hand soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, deodorant and razors; Angel Tree sponsors and toys.
78 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06037
(860)225-8491, ext. 112
Areas served: New Britain
Needed: Non-perishable food items; diapers, baby food.
450 George Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Areas served: Allington, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including peanut butter, jam, canned fruits, canned vegetables, cereal.
11 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
New London, CT 06320
Areas served: Center Groton, East Lyme, Groton, New London, Niantic and Waterford.
Needed: Non-perishable food items, turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and canned green beans.
51 Memorial Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840
Areas served: Adamsville, Gould Island, Jamestown, Little Campton, Middletown, Newport, North Tiverton, Portsmouth, Prudence Island and Tiverton.
Needed: Non-perishable food items and hygiene items./p>
169 Franklin Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Areas served: Griswold, Jewett City, Norwich, Preston and Taftville.
Needed: Non-perishable food items; turkey, chicken, ham; hygiene items including soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, toilet paper, deodorant and razors; laundry detergent.
102 High Street
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Areas served: Albion, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket and Rumford.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, instant mashed potatoes, and hygiene items including soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors. /p>
386 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Areas served: Cranston, East Providence, Esmond, Forestdale, Forestville, Greenville, Haversham, Johnston, North Providence, North Smithfield, Primrose, Providence, Slaterville, Spragueville, Smithfield, Union, and Union Village.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, peas, instant mashed potatoes, and hygiene items including soap, shampoo, deodorant and razors.
234 Oak Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790
Areas served: Goshen, Torrington
Needed: Non-perishable food items including stuffing, canned gravy, canned vegetables, canned juice, fruit and jelly.
74 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
Areas served: Middlebury, Oakville, Prospect, Waterbury, Watertown and Wolcott.
Needed: Non-perishable food items including tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, ravioli, cereal; hygiene items including soap, shampoo, deodorant and razors.