Cheshire Community Food Pantry
The Cheshire Food Pantry is a community organization that provides food in situations for all eligible individuals and families in need, regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Free-will donations come from the general Cheshire community. We accomplish equitable distribution through the generous giving of time and labor by an organized team of compassionate volunteers. Eligibility is determined by the Town of Cheshire Youth and Social Services Department.
Please call 203-271-6690 for more information or to sign up.
We are located at 51 Railroad Avenue and keep an updated wish list of items at our website www.cheshirefoodpantry.org. Monetary donations may be made to: Cheshire Community Food Pantry, PO Box 457, Cheshire CT 06410. Food items may be dropped off at the Pantry anytime.
Cheshire Food Voucher Program
This program provides food vouchers of $40 per month to certain local grocery stores for eligible resident households in need of perishable food items through the Town of Cheshire Youth and Social Services Department. Funding for the Food Voucher program comes from the Cheshire Food Drive.
Donations to the Food Voucher Program may be made to: “Cheshire Food Drive”, PO Box 926, Cheshire CT. 06410. To find out more information, contact the Department at 203-271-6690.
Cheshire Food Drive
The Cheshire Food Drive (CFD) is a non-profit organization that started 38 years ago by a group of citizens and has continued without uninterrupted since then. The main mission of the drive is to sponsor collection of food at local supermarkets, schools, industries, and religious/civic organizations throughout the year, and provide monetary means to support the food voucher program to help those in need through the Cheshire Department of Youth and Social Services.
The Drive is always held the first weekend in November and while in the past the food collected was distributed to the surrounding towns and organizations; we have not been able to do this for several years now, due to the growing need in Cheshire. All of the food items collected are donated to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry. The monetary donations still support the food voucher program. This program is designed to supplement the needs of the individuals by issuing vouchers that are redeemable at the local grocery stores (Stop & Shop and Everybody’s Market). These are mainly used for items that the pantry may not regularly stock (such as perishable items), and can only be redeemed for such food items.