The Norfolk Community Food Pantry is a town food pantry under the Norfolk NET organization, housed in the Church of Christ Congregational’s Battell Chapel. In partnership with the Norfolk community, the Food Pantry seeks to minimize hunger and provide nutritional sustenance for our neighbors, including any and all Norfolk residents in need. Please support us—in the last year, the Pantry has gone from helping 135 people a month to over 300 in May 2023!
There are two easy ways to support the Food Pantry. The first to is buy one or two extra items when grocery shopping. Besides milk, items that are always needed are ground coffee, kids’ snacks and juice boxes and cookies. Also needed are cereal, pasta and sauce, chunky soups, canned fruit and juices, canned meats, peanut butter, protein bars and macaroni & cheese. Toilet paper and personal care items are also appreciated. Non-perishable food items can be left in the blue bin at the back of the building at any time. Persons wishing to donate milk or other perishable items can do so during Food Pantry hours (Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) when they can be quickly refrigerated or kept frozen. There will always be a volunteer or staff person available then.
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The affiliated Clothes Closet serves anyone who needs clothing and bedding, and accepts donations of clean, lightly used items. It is currently asking for everyday fall and winter clothing for both men and women (no dress clothing or shoes). It also needs sheets and bedding (especially blankets and comforters), which should be bundled with the size visible.
Monetary donations also go a long way in supporting the Food Pantry. Checks can be made out to the Church of Christ, indicating Minister’s Discretionary Fund/Food Pantry in the memo line, and either left with volunteers or the church office, or mailed to the church: PO Box 582, Norfolk CT 06058. Online donations can also be made through the church’s website Food Pantry listing. Call the church office at 860-542-5721 with any questions. Note that monetary donations are especially welcome during the holiday season. Please help!