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.

Community Services Requesting Items to Replenish Food Bank


North Haven – The Community Services and Recreation Department for the Town of North Haven is currently seeking assistance in replenishing items in the food bank.


The following items are greatly needed (in no particular order): Mayo, ketchup, mustard, coffee, tea, tuna, soup, any Chef Boyardee products, instant mashed potatoes, jarred sauce, and rice.


In anticipation of summer vacation around the corner, the food bank is currently collecting the following snacks for kids:cookies, crackers, macaroni and cheese, protein bars, granola bars, trail mix, nuts, jerky, peanut butter crackers, graham crackers, dried fruit, fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, peanut butter, jelly, pop tarts, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, fruit juice boxes and canned fruit


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.


Any questions regarding donations or any residents interested in accessing the food bank, please contact Robert Snurkowski  in the Department of Community Services and Recreation Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm at 203-239-5321 x502.

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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.



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.