The Windsor Food Bank provides supplemental food for low income Windsor residents. It is located at the L.P. Wilson Community center (599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT) and is stocked with dry and canned goods as well as fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meat.
Currently there are 461 registered households. The Food Bank is coordinated by Windsor Social Services and is staffed by Social Services staff and an amazing group of volunteers.
The Food Bank is made possible through many community-based food drives and donations to the Windsor Community Service Council / Windsor Food and Fuel Bank. With monetary donations, we are able to obtain food in bulk from Food Share of Greater Hartford at a greatly reduced price.
To qualify to use the Food Bank you must be Windsor resident and meet certain financial eligibility guidelines. Please visit the Social Services website to view the application. Applications must be submitted in person at the Food Bank or at the Social Services department. Food Bank Hours are: Mondays & Tuesdays - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Thursdays - 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM.
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Many school children receive free or reduced meals during the school week. This can leave those same children lacking for food on the weekends. The Windsor Hunger Action Team created the Weekend Wheels program to help fill that gap. This gram distributes supplementary food to children in need through Windsor elementary schools every week during the school year. Children from eligible families will receive a backpack filled with nutritious foods each Friday to bring home for the weekend. This program is currently being offered to families whose children are enrolled at Clover Street School, John F. Kennedy School, Oliver Ellsworth School and Poquonock School. Homeschooled households can also participate.
Click here to view the eligibility requirements and for the different ways that you can register for this program.
This program has the capacity to serve 125 participants on a weekly basis. The need for donations for this program is great. Weekend Wheels is funded solely through the donations and support of local businesses, civic organizations, religious institutions, concerned residents and grant awards. If you are interested in donating to the program, please contact the program coordinator, Susan Nunes at 860-573-4892. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated.
To learn more about this program, please contact Susan Nunes at 860-573-4892.