DCSR maintains and operates a food bank for North Haven residents. Food supplies are provided by generous donations from individuals and community organizations. Our “client choice” food bank empowers residents to select their own food based upon taste and dietary restrictions. This service is available by appointment during normal week day business hours.
The Food Bank is intended for income eligible North Haven families. First time applicants must present a driver’s license or photo ID, as well as sign and complete a one-page application.
North Haven residents are welcome to access the food bank once a month. We ask that residents call to schedule their appointment each month. Please note that residents must bring their own grocery bags.
While inventory is subject to change based on the nature of donations that come in, the food bank houses mainly non-perishable food items including: instant mashed potatoes, soups, peanut butter jelly, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, oatmeal, beans, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, various canned vegetables and tuna.
FOOD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Each year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Community Services Food Bank hosts a distribution of food items to create a nice holiday meal. North Haven residents are asked to call to reserve their names for each of these food distributions. Thanksgiving food distribution sign ups begin on November 1st each year, and Christmas food distribution sign ups begin on December 1st each year.
We appreciate any food donations, large or small, however all we ask is that all non-perishable food items are in-date, in other words, not expired or closely approaching an expiration date. Our food bank strives to keep only up to date inventory.
Interested in hosting a food drive? We always welcome individuals or groups to collect food on our behalf. Please contact us to find out what items we are currently in need of as well as delivery procedures.
Food or monetary donations can be dropped off at The Department of Community Services, located at 5 Linsley St. during business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.