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 complete an Information Form.
The ONLY eligibility to use the Canton Food Bank is residency here in Canton.
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.)
Canton Senior & Social Services coordinates FOODSHARE Volunteers to assist people by appointment (and walk-in appointments available) at two sites monthly: the Canton Community Center the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Canton Food Bank. Please call to make an appointment to get help:
- Applying for the 1st time for SNAP benefits
- Exploring whether you and/or your family is eligible for benefits
- Completing renewal paperwork
- with any questions regarding SNAP benefits
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 January - June 2019 is available if you click here. For more information call Foodshare at 860.286.9999.
For all MOBILE FOODSHARE locations:
*Please bring your own bags
*Distribution is rain or shine
*Cancellations for weather is listed on WFSB Channel 3