Become a Client
The PIN-Pantry provides 5-days of food, including perishables, to individuals and families in crisis. Individual households are eligible for food distributions one time each month. To become a client of the Project PIN Food Pantry, please come to the pantry during one of the scheduled weekly distribution times (below).
You will be asked to:
Complete a financial acknowledgment and new client profile AND
Provide proof of residency for one of the following Windham Country communities
• Central Village
Weekly Pantry Schedule
Monday: 10:00am to 11:30am | Wednesday: 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Friday: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Our pantry operates on a ‘walk-in only’ schedule – meaning you do not need to make an appointment, nor will you be given a set day/time each month to come. Individual households are eligible for food distributions one time each month.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP is one of the most powerful tools for addressing hunger in our community. This federal nutrition program, administered by the state, uses an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, much like a debit card, to help eligible low-income people stretch their food budgets and buy the healthy foods they need at their local authorized store or online at select stores.
End Hunger CT! can assist in finding out if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. You can use their online Prescreener, or call us at 866-974-SNAP (7627) to speak with an associate.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
No-Cost Meals for All Kids, All Summer
The CT Summer Meals Program is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The program provides free, nutritious meals to kids during summer break.
CT Food Bank – Healthy Recipes
Connecticut Food Bank is committed to providing people at risk of hunger with the resources they need to eat healthy. One of the ways we do this is by providing healthy recipes that use popular items given in pantry distributions and items you are likely to have in your cupboard.