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Nutrition

West Hartford offers a variety of nutritional services for residents.  You will find detailed information for each program below.

 

Food Pantry

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 12, 2013
August 9, 2013
September 13, 2013
October 11, 2013
November 8, 2013
December 13, 2013

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