Food Pantry

The Keefe Community Center Food Bank at 11 Pine Street Hamden provides residents of Hamden a three-day supply of food once a month. The food bank offers shelf- stable non-perishable foods, frozen meats, fresh produce, and meal kits when available. 


The Hamden food bank is open to Hamden residents. You will be required to provide proof of residency and family size.

 Call 203-562-5129 ext. 1110 for eligibility.

Client choice hours: 

  • Every Monday 12:00pm-2:00pm 

  • Every Tuesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

  • Every Thursday 12:00pm – 2:00pm 


Donation Drop Off Information 

Donations can be dropped off at the Keefe Community Center Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or during Food Bank hours. 

For questions about acceptable donations please call: 203-562-5129 ext. 1110


Suggested Donations 

  • 100% fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, 

  • Meats, fish and protein canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew, chili, peanut butter, canned/dried beans, 

  • Complete meals pasta & canned sauce, boxed meals, hearty soups, 

  • Personal care products, shampoo, deodorant, soap, diapers, toilet paper, feminine hygiene, toothpaste,

  • Cleaning supplies laundry detergent, paper towels, kitchen and bathroom cleaners.

Monetary Donations 

  1. The check can be written out to Community Services, in the memo section
    you can put Gift Fund that way it can be used for either food or toys.         

  2. The check can be written out to Hamden Food Bank that will strictly go into the food bank account.

  3. If the check is written out to Community Services in the memo section ( you can put Gift Fund/Food Bank or Gift Fund/Toy Drive)

The  mailing address is:

Town of Hamden Keefe Community Center 

Attn: Community Services Department

11 Pine St

Hamden, CT 06514