West Hartford offers a variety of nutritional services for residents. You will find detailed information for each program below.
The Division of Human Services maintains a large food pantry. It depends on donations of food from our community - individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools and businesses - and provides nutritious food in times of need. For information regarding the use of our food pantry, please call our office at (860) 561-7561.
Foodshare Mobile Van
The West Hartford Food Pantry also partners with Foodshare to provide residents with fresh produce once a month. Click Here for more information on Foodshare's mobile food van, including schedule information.
SNAP - Food Stamps
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is a Connecticut Department of Social Services program that helps low-income individuals and families afford the cost of food at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
West Hartford is a Screening Site for SNAP. We periodically host Foodshare Volunteers to screen and help process SNAP applications. Eligibility into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is determined by income. A family’s gross monthly income must be below 185% of the FPL in order to be found eligible for the program (click here for guidelines). Expenses such as rent/mortgage and utilities are taken into consideration only after eligibility is determined. Expenses will help establish the monthly allotment for the benefit.
Call 860-561-7561 for a SNAP appointment in Room 306 at Town Hall on the following dates:
July 20, 2012
August 31, 2012
October 12, 2012
November 19, 2012
December 7, 2012