Hamden Food Resources

Keefe Community Center 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 

  • 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.         
  • The check can be written out to Hamden Food Bank that will strictly go into the food bank account.
  • 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 Dept. 
11 Pine St. 
Hamden, CT 06514

Hamden Food Resource Guide - V9. 

(Last updated April 2022)

The Hamden Food Resource guide is a collaborative document of available food resources in the area. This information is updated every 3-6 months. For the most accurate information, please call the organization directly. 

SNAP Benefits

Want help applying for SNAP? End Hunger CT’s Toll-Free SNAP call center is open 7 days a week at 866-974-SNAP (7627)

211 Informational Hotline

Call 211 or visit www.211CT.org to get connected to essential health and human services. Free and confidential, available 24/7.

Food PantriesMobile PantriesPrepared Meals Senior Meals 

Breakthrough Church 
481 Shelton Ave. 
2nd & 3rd Saturday

Abdul-Majid Karim Hasan Islamic Center Mobile Pantry 

870 Dixwell Ave. 

4th Friday of every month 

9:00am - 10:00am

Dinner for $1

1934 State. St. 


3pm - 4pm 

(Across from Dollar General)

Meals on Wheels 


Provides home-delivered

Meals for people 60 or older and 


Keefe Community Center - Client’s Choice 

Appointments Only 

11 Pine St. 

Monday & Thursday: 12pm - 2pm 

Tuesdays: 2pm - 4pm 

203-562-5129 ext. 1110

Hamden Public Schools / Town of Hamden Free Food Drive-Up & Go Distribution 

Hamden Middle School 

2623 Dixwell Ave. 

1st Thursday of every month 


Dinner for $1

Grace and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 

2927 Dixwell Ave. 

Dinner available for pick up Fridays

At 6pm

Suggested donation $1 


Miller Senior Center


2901 Dixwell Ave. 

The Elderly Nutrition Program 

Frozen meals are temporarily closed until

Further notice. We are working on getting the 

Hamden seniors comfortable 

For onsite with the required numbers in house. 

FISH of Greater New Haven - Food Service to the Homebound

Pantry to Pantry Program 



Mt. Zion Church Free Food Drive-Up & Go

385 Putnam Ave. 

Office Phone: 203-714-4374

Cell Phone: 475-227-4794

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month 

4:30pm - 5:30pm 

Dinner for $1

Hamden Plains United Methodist Church

15 Church St. 

Dinner available for pick up only 

Saturdays, 3pm - 4pm 

Suggested donation $1


Love Center Deliverance Ministry 

19 George St. 

2nd & 4th Saturday 

10am - 12pm 


St. Ann’s Food Pantry at Christ Bread of Life 

322 Circular Ave. 

(Rear building)

2nd & 4th Saturday 

9:30am - 10:30am


St. Rita’s Church 

1620 Whitney Ave. 

1st & 3rd Saturday 

10am - 11am 


Hamden Public Schools Free Summer Meals

This is a list of available summer meal options for kids and teens. There are no requirements and no questions asked. All locations are closed on July 4th. Summer Meals 2022

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