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Enfield Food Shelf P. O. BOX 699, 96 Alden Avenue, Enfield, CT 06083 View Map
  860-741-7321 enfieldfoodshelf@att.net
Hours of Operation

Tuesdays

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  Wednesdays   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Thursdays 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
     
Food Shopping Wednesdays    9:00 AM - 1:00PM
  Thursdays    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
     
Emergency food orders can be arranged by calling the Food Shelf at (860-741-7321) or Neighborhood Services (860-253-6396). Local town agencies and churches process referrals.

Volunteer Opportunities | Volunteer Responsibilities | Sources of Food  | How Can You Help?

Sponsor an Event/Project  |  VIP Awards

 

 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Visit us to experience our volunteer opportunities. Call us (741-7321) or e-mail (enfieldfoodshelf@att.net).   If you wish to become one of our volunteers, we will provide a volunteer application and will schedule an interview.

 

volunteers

Danielle, Muriel, and Freda stock the family choice area.

 

 

TUESDAYS :

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

WEDNESDAYS:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

THURSDAYS:

12:00 PM to 6:30 PM

 

Call Rosalynn or Linda

for more information

(860-741-7321).

 

preparing foods

Bernice, Mary, Muriel, Norma, Freda, and Barbara sort and prepare foods.

 

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES

Contact us if you are interested in helping.

 

TUESDAYS

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 Sort and stock donated foods.  Prepare food distribution areas

 

 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 Unload Foodshare truck delivery.  Store items on shelves and in freezers.

 

 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

 Clean food storage areas, floors, tables, and bathroom.

 

WEDNESDAYS

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 Prepare for family shopping.

 

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Assist with family shopping:  check-in shoppers; accompany and assist families as they shop; shopping area supervision; counter volunteer to distribute meat and special items; shelf stocker to replace items on shelves; supervise check out tables; assist with carrying grocery bags;  and breakdown and bundle cardboard.

 

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 Restock food storage areas. Sort and stock donated food items.  Clean.

 

THURSDAYS

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

 Assist with family shopping:  check-in shoppers; accompany and assist families as they shop; shopping area supervision; counter volunteer to distribute meat and special items; shelf stocker to replace items on shelves; supervise check out tables; assist with carrying grocery bags;  and breakdown and bundle cardboard.

 

 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Assist with family shopping:  check-in shoppers; accompany and assist families as they shop; shopping area supervision; counter volunteer to distribute meat and special items; shelf stocker to replace items on shelves; supervise check out tables; assist with carrying grocery bags;  and breakdown and bundle cardboard. Restock food storage areas. Clean floors, tables, and bathroom.

 

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you cannot volunteer during the operational hours, you may become a "special call list" volunteer.   This"special call list" is used when help is needed with special events or donation pick-ups occur like the postal carriers' drive in May, "Give Thanks with a Turkey" drive in November, and special events.

SOURCES of FOOD

The Food Shelf’s primary source of food is the Enfield community.   Groups from schools, businesses, churches, civic organizations, and sports organizations have generously collected food for the Food Shelf.   Contributions from many individuals and families are also received.   In addition to local donations, other necessary food items are purchased from Foodshare, a nonprofit distributor for state and federal food assistance programs, located in Bloomfield. Additionally, cash donations purchase food items and assist with other financial obligations.

The Food Shelf gratefully accepts nonperishable food items.

Suggested items include:

 

Food Items Needed     Personal care items such as:
  • tomato paste and sauce
  • canned vegetables
  • fruits
  • soups
  • meats
  • tuna
  • macaroni and cheese
  • boxed meals (i.e. Hamburger Helper, PastaRoni, etc.),
  • condiments
  • gravies
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • muffin and cake mixes
  • coffee
  • tea
  • juices
  • cereal
  • crackers
  • cookies
  • sugar
  • flour
  • baby food and formula
  • disposable diapers
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • dish detergent
  • laundry soap
  • deodorants
  • tooth brushes
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • razors
  • shaving creams
  • feminine products
  • adult diapers

 

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

In the past, residents and organizations from the Enfield area have been generous with contributions of food and money.   As the Food Shelf serves a greater number of people in need, the demand continues to grow.


If you have contributed in the past, we thank you and ask for your continued support.   If you have not yet participated, the Food Shelf and the people it serves would greatly appreciate your support.   Checks may be made payable to the Enfield Food Shelf and mailed to P.O. Box 699, Enfield, CT 06083.

 

We accept food on Tuesdays from 9 AM to 4 PM, Wednesdays from 9 AM to 5 PM ,and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM. You may also drop food at any firehouse in town or at the Senior Center on Elm Street (Monday through Friday).   Arrangements may  be made to pick up large donations by calling the Food Shelf.

 

If you belong to a group, organization, or business that would like to fight hunger, please call us.   The Food Shelf has lots of ideas to help you organize a successful food drive. For more information or to arrange a visit, please call or write:

 

Enfield Food Shelf

96 Alden Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 741-7321
enfieldfoodshelf@att.net
http//www.enfieldfoodshelf.org

Help the Enfield Food Shelf today by sending us a Donation.

Click the Donate Button below to contribute.

 

SPONSOR an EVENT / PROJECT

Projects to assist us can be simple or complex because we have many needs to be met.

 

The obvious needs are nonperishable food items, financial donations, and sponsorship of major events. The less obvious needs include items difficult to do or obtain like the cleaning of the facility (freezers, shelves, floors, windows), the cleaning materials (mops, sponges, brooms, cleansers), the repairs (ramp for the loading dock, shelving), and the personal hygiene products (diapers of all sizes for children and adults, deodorants, feminine products, toothbrushes and tooth paste, shampoo, and soap).   Also, we have gone "green" and eliminated plastic and paper bags, so we need hundreds of "green bags."

 

Here are some ideas for events and/or sponsorship:

  • "Diaper-ade Stand" - Give glasses of lemonade in exchange for diapers.

  • "Shampoo Splash" - Suggest shampoo be brought to a pool party.

  • "Benefit Block Party" - Organize a neighborhood block party and target a personal hygiene item to be donated.

  •  Birthday/Anniversary - Suggest a nonperishable food item and/or donation in lieu of gifts.

  • "Sponsorship" - Encourage your corporation, business, or civic organization to become a sponsor for our major events   like the Feinstein Challenge, the Maine Fish Market Benefit Golf Tournament, the National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive, and "Give Thanks with a Turkey" Thanksgiving Drive.

Contact us.   We will give you suggestions and details about creating a project and/or becoming a sponsor. Every event/project, whether simple or complex, provides valuable assistance as we help Enfield families.

V. I. P.  AWARDS

  Enfield Food Shelf VIP Award       VIP

The V.I.P. Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the recipients in supporting the mission of the Enfield Food Shelf "To assure that no Enfield family goes without food due to lack of resources."

2007

Citizens of Enfield, CT
Calvary Presbyterian Parish, Enfield, CT
St. Martha Parish, Enfield, CT
St. Patrick Parish, Enfield, CT

2008

Kathy and Michael Freedman - Chili Cook-offs
Enfield Food Shelf Volunteers - continued dedication
The Vamivilis Family  -  Maine Fish Market Benefit Golf Tournaments
Holy Trinity Parish, Enfield, CT
National Association of Letter Carriers, Enfield, CT
Rotary Club of Enfield, CT
2009
Robert "Bob" D'Alessandro - Scitico Market, Enfield, CT
Alan Lanouette - Kariden Electric, Somers, CT
Mark Pallatino - Community Service Supervisor (State of Connecticut)
Carl Tallarita - Distribution Manager for Hallmark Cards, Enfield, CT
2010
Mike Baudin - thousands of pounds of snacks
Norm LeBlanc - sponsorships, help with Thanksgiving Drives
St. Adalbert's Parish, Enfield, CT
2011
Attorney Joseph E. Fallon
Richard Kozikowski - Stop&Shop manager and employees of Stop&Shop-Enfield, CT
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer parish, Enfield, CT
Emily Happy-Miller, Miller Farms Family Markets, Charles and Ray Miller and family, employees of ShopRite- Enfield, CT
Edward Richards, Chief Marshall and Town of Enfield firefighters
Carl Sferrazza, Police Chief and Town of Enfield policemen
Peter Reno - "Mr. Fix-it"
Jean Magnificent Van Fossan - thousands of pounds of cat food and holiday baskets

 

 

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