How to Get Help from the Food Pantry
Monroe residents who have been determined eligible by the Director of Community & Social Services, the Social Services Coordinator or the Food Pantry Coordinator are eligible to access food at the Food Pantry either one time a month at our regular distribution times, or in an emergency if they call to make an appointment. Priority will be given to households that are having difficulty meeting their necessary living expenses and medical bills with the income available to them. Eligibility will be re-determined each year. Proof of income and expenses for household will be required.
How To Apply
Call and make an appointment with any of the following Social Services employees:
Food Pantry: Kathleen Turner: (203) 452-2817
Senior Center: Barbara Yeager or Kim Cassia: (203) 452-2815
Town Hall: Mary Ann Kalm: (203) 452-2813
They will be happy to meet with you to discuss Food Pantry eligibility and other programs that may benefit you.
The Pantry is open on Monday (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) and Wednesday (9:00 am - 1:00 pm), except for holidays. Five or six days are set aside each month as "shopping days." These will be the days for you to make an appointment to shop. Shopping schedules are mailed on a quarterly basis. If you misplace your schedule, need food before one of these shopping days, or are not available to shop during regular shopping hours, please call the Pantry at (203) 452-2817 to make arrangements.
When You Come for Food
We will have a Volunteer present to walk you through the Pantry to help you pick out what foods you will be more likely to use. We need to ensure that there will be enough for everyone and the food you see on the shelves may have to last for two or three months. We also try to match sizes of items to the households we serve, whenever possible.
Further Helpful Information
We are happy to deliver food to residents who are unable to drive, are not feeling well, have difficulty finding transportation or are unable to manage the ramp. Please call us ahead of time so we can plan our delivery schedule.
Information we have on file for you and your household is kept confidential within the Monroe Department of Social and Senior Services.
We ask that you give us updated household and financial information once a year. We expect that you will also seek other assistance that is available, such as Energy Assistance. If you apply for Energy Assistance at Town Hall or through the Monroe Senior Center, that is adequate for "re-registration" and we will update your information at that time.
- There may be other assistance that you can qualify for that you do not know about! Visit our Food Assistance page for information regarding other food programs, and our Social Services page for more information regarding further assistance.
Food Pantry Coordinator
Monroe Food Pantry
980 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT 06468
Kathleen Turner Email
Food Pantry Email
Hours: Monday 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm; Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please call for Saturday hours