The Norfolk NET Food Pantry & Clothes Closet

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. 

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 when they can be quickly refrigerated. There will always be a volunteer or staff person available then.

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 spring and summer clothing for both men and women (no dress clothing or shoes). It also needs sheets and bedding, 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 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.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Items especially needed this week:

  • Condiments (ketchup, yellow mustard, mayonnaise, sweet relish)
  • Snacks (potato chips, tortilla chips, cookies).

Always welcome:

  • Shelf-stable foods like macaroni & cheese, canned tuna and breakfast cereal
  • Coffee and tea
  • Dry cat and dog food
  • Empty egg boxes (dozens and half dozens), bags with handles (paper is fine)
  • Men’s everyday socks and new underwear
  • Men’s and women’s everyday seasonal clothing
  • Sheets and bedding, folded so the size labels show

Address: 12 Litchfield Road (entrance behind Battell Chapel)
Phone: 860-542-5721

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