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Food Assistance Programs

Are you hungry? CRT helps individuals and families, children and seniors find healthy food

CRT has food programs to help people in Middlesex and Hartford counties. Many Connecticut people are fed through these food assistance programs including thousands of children and seniors each year.

CRT Resource Centers distribute up to three days of food to individuals and families. Call to see if food is available. Click CRT Resource Centers for more information about our Food Pantries.

  • Call (860) 560-5738 for a CRT Resource Center at 395 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford
  • Call (860) 560-5149 for a CRT Resource Center at 330 Market Street, Hartford
  • Call (860) 347-4465 for a CRT Resource Center at 44 Hamlin Street, Middletown

Foodshare hosts mobile distribution sites are located throughout greater Hartford. Click to find a map of all distribution sites open to the public.

See if you are eligible for SNAP benefits
CRT's SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach is available to anyone living on a low or fixed income that is currently living in Hartford County or Middlesex County. SNAP can put more food on your table! Find out more about CRT's SNAP Outreach Program

Senior Community Cafés offer lunch to people 60 years or older and their spouses or caretakers. Cafés are located Hartford and Tolland counties. Most are open Monday through Friday. Click Senior Community Cafés for more information about our Community Cafes.

Hartford or Tolland County: Call (860) 560-5828

Meals on Wheels are available to seniors who are homebound. Healthy lunches and dinners are delivered to your home. Click Meals on Wheels for more information about this program.

  • Hartford or Tolland County: Call (860) 560-5828

The Summer Food program for children is available in Colchester, Enfield, Glastonbury, Middletown, Portland and Windsor Locks. Children 18 years or younger and parents or caretakers, in some locationsget free healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks; some locations also have activities. Most sites are open Monday through Friday from the last week of June through the third week of August. Click Summer Food for locations, hours and information about this program. Call (860) 347-4465 ext 228 or ext 231

For more information
CRT Nutrition Department
Address: 555 Windsor Street, Hartford
Telephone: (860) 560-5828
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

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Updated March 2018  
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“I am 92 years old and I get Meals on Wheels every day. I like their food because it’s hot and freshly made.”


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