New Covenant UMC: Distribution Site for Free Food, CT Residents, 60+
The Free Food Program (CSFP) provides food, once a month, to help improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age. You may participate in this program if you meet the Family Income Guidelines. The Program is a cooperative between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Connecticut's local FoodShare.
All you need to do is to give us a call (860-528-2228) and set up a time to come in to
the church office where representatives will help you determine if you are eligible to
receive benefits and aid in filling out the form. Please bring Positive ID (Valid Driver's
License or State Identification) and be prepared to declare your income.
We do occasionally need to place new participants on a short waiting list. If you are eligible and are wait-
listed, you will be notified when a box is available for you and when you are moved to the active list.
You will be informed of your eligibility status immediately if you are age 60 or over, you provide a photo ID, and
declare your income, which should fall below 130% of the Federal Poverty income guidelines. You may
participate in this program AND the Federal SNAP Nutrition Program at the same time. However, people who
are already participating in the WIC Nutrition Program will not be eligible.
Click on the Puzzle piece to see if you fall below 130% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Upcoming Delivery Dates:
The Third Monday of Every Month: 11AM -1PM,
5/18/2020, 6/15/2020, 7/20/2020, 8/17/2020, 9/21/2020,
10/19/2020, 11/16/2020,12/21/2020, 1/18/2020, 2/15/2020
Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.