Monroe residents who have been determined eligible by the Director of Community & Social Services, the Social Services Coordinator, the Elderly Services Coordinator, or the Food Pantry Coordinator may access food pantry services either once per month during 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 Community & Social Services employees to discuss Food Pantry eligibility and other programs that may benefit you:
Food Pantry: Julie Banks (203) 452-2817
Senior Center: Kimberly Cassia or Veronica Jensen: (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.
WHEN YOU COME FOR FOOD
We will have a volunteer present to "shop" with you during your appointment. The amount of food given to each family is determined by family size and posted on each shelf.
We offer food delivery services to residents who are home bound, have transportation difficulties, are not feeling well, or are unable to use our ramp. Please call in advance if you need this service.
- The Connecticut Food Bank requires us to request updated household and financial information from our clients once per year.
- We expect that you will also seek other department services, such as Energy Assistance and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
- Information we have on file for you and your household is kept confidential within the Monroe Department of Community & Social Services.
FOOD PANTRY COORDINATOR
Monroe Food Pantry
980 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT 06468
Food Pantry Email
PHONE: (203) 452-2817
CALL: for an appointment
FOOD PANTRY MAILING ADDRESS
Monroe Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Second and Fourth Thursday of the month 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First and Third Saturday of the month 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Inclement Weather Policy
In the instance of inclement weather, the Monroe Food Pantry will be closed if Monroe Public Schools are closed. We will not adjust our hours if there is a school delay. If we are closed and you need emergency assistance, please contact the Monroe Senior Center at 203-452-2815, and ask to speak with the Director of Community and Social Services.