Meals on Wheels: Two meals a days can be delivered to homebound seniors or people recovering from illness or surgery. McLean's prepares and manages the volunteers who deliver the meals. Call 860.658.3980 to learn more.
Food Bank: The Canton Food Bank is available to help supplement family food needs regardless of income. The food bank is located at the Trinity Episcopal Church on River Road in Collinsville and is open on Tuesdays from 8:00AM to 11:30AM. To use the Food Bank, it is necessary to complete an intake application in the Senior and Social Services Office. Call 806.693.5811 to apply. Donations of non-perishable food items and money are welcome. Cash donations may be mailed to PO BOX 374, Collinsville, CT 06022-0374. Arrangements must be made for donating perishable items. For more information, contact Pat Lazauski at 860.693.0629.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food. SNAP also provides education about nutrition to help recipients choose foods that enhance their health and well being. The income standards for SNAP are based the federal poverty levels (FPL.) SNAP applications are processed by Gifts of Love, Avon, 860.676.2323 or at the Senior/Social Services Office.
Mobile Foodshare in Avon and Burlington, Canton residents are able to use either. Mobile Food Share is an outdoor food distribution service for lower income individuals and families and provides fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, and occasionally other perishables depending on availability. Schedule of FoodShare distribution dates change occasionally and updated information is available at the Senior Center. The schedule for July 2018 - December 2018 is available if you click here. For more information call Foodshare at 860.286.9999.
Burlington: Every other Tuesday, from 10:30AM to 11:00 AM, located at the Burlington Town Hall, 200 Spielman Highway (Rt. 4). For more Burlington site information: Call Jennifer Lotstein at 860.675.3402.
Avon: Every other Tuesday from 10:00-10:30AM: located at the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, 35 Harris Road, Avon, CT.
For all locations:
*Please bring your own bags
*Distribution is rain or shine
*Cancellations for weather is listed on WFSB Channel 3