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Groton Food Locker

GROTON FOOD LOCKER

Have you or your family ever been short of food for reasons which may include illness, excess bills or loss of employment?  Lots of unexpected situations can lead to a food emergency.  The Groton Food Locker, located at Groton Human Services, is available to anyone in need of emergency food.  There are no residency or income guidelines.  The Food Locker is open Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM.   If you need emergency food, please contact Human Services at 860-441-6760 to speak with a social worker and schedule a time to pick up food.   

Food recipients are encouraged to apply for SNAP (Food Stamp Program) and are also provided with other food resources such as United Way Mobile Food Pantries and local free meal sites such as Groton Community Meals, which offers free dinner meals, 6-7PM, on Mondays (at Thrive 55/Groton Sr. Ctr.) and Wednesdays (at Thames River Magnet School) throughout the year.  

The Food Locker helps an estimated 1600 people throughout the year.  A nutritionally balanced seven day supply of food is provided to individuals/families in need.  A typical food locker contains the following items:

  • Hot or cold cereal
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Juice
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Rice and/or potato mixes
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese mix
  • Tuna
  • Canned meat

Requests for extra items and special dietary needs are accommodated whenever possible, as inventory allows.  Based upon availability, gift cards are provided with food orders for the purchase of perishable food items.

The Food Locker is a member of the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center and CT Food Share.

DONATIONS: 

  • NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS (SUCH AS LISTED ABOVE), PERSONAL HYGIENE SUPPLIES, BABY DIAPERS (ALL SIZES) AND HOUSEHOLD CLEANING SUPPLIES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. CASH DONATIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED- CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO “GROTON FOOD LOCKER.” 
  • The Food Locker has a wish list on Amazon.com: Frequently needed items are available to purchase and ship directly to the Food Locker. Please use the following address when shipping items to the Food Locker:  GROTON FOOD LOCKER, C/O GROTON HUMAN SERVICES, 2 FORT HILL ROAD, GROTON, CT 06340.

QUESTIONS?  Please call Groton Human Services at 860-441-6760.