How The Amazing Grace Food Pantry Works
Many of our working neighbors struggle to keep their lights on while putting food on the table. Each month over 800 families shop at the food pantry. A family of four can receive three days of groceries (a $105 value) once per month. Families pick from a great selection of nutritious foods which include fresh fruits and vegetables, all of which helps to stretch strained monthly budgets. Our volunteer and outreach staff helps individuals to determine if they qualify for other social service programs. They also help fill out all necessary applications for programs such as SNAP (formerly food stamps), energy assistance, WIC, school meals, Husky Part A, Part B, State Administered General Assistance (SAGA), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Aid to the Blind or Disabled and Social Security Supplemental.
The Amazing Grace Food Pantry is open to shoppers on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Amazing Grace’s Mobile Food Pantry is another opportunity for you and your family to receive free nourishing foods. It is available in Middletown on the second Thursday of every month. Head to the Cross Street AME Zion Church at 440 West St., Middletown, from 10 a.m. to 11am. You need not be a Middletown resident to receive food.
Where Does the Food Come From?
40% of the food comes from our own unique Families Feeding Families program . Families Feeding Families allows churches, businesses, and families and individuals to commit to Amazing Grace to provide specific food items once each month, throughout the year.
20% of all of the food at Amazing Grace is provided by greater Middletown community through individual donations and food drives
40% of the food is purchased by St. Vincent de Paul, at .16 per pound from The Connecticut Food Bank.