HOW TO HELP

The Soup Kitchen needs:  Sliced bread to make sandwiches, lunch meats, canned tuna & cheese.  Also, protein and granola bars, individual beverages or juice boxes, bottled water, individual yogurts, cheese sticks, fruit cups and bagged individual serving snacks (like pretzels).  Bring donations to 617 Main Street, Middletown from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday through Saturday, or call for after hours donations.

The Amazing Grace Food Pantry needs: Soap, deodorant, shampoo and bodywash!  We also need pasta and pasta sauce, baked beans, peanut butter, canned tuna, boxed cereal and mac-‘n-cheese.  If you have other non-perishable canned or boxed foods, they are also welcome!  Donations can be accepted between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Wednesday and Friday every week at 16 Stack Street, Middletown.

Read carefully on what to do with:

Furniture /  Mattresses / Toys / Clothing 

Great local resources for used furniture, mattresses, toys and clothing!

For Goodness Sake, a non profit in Plainville, CT., provides free furniture to formerly homeless individuals.  Read more including how to donate furniture to them HERE.

Re-Store in Cromwell accepts furniture, but not mattresses. To get more information on donating furniture, click HERE.

Goodwill Industries accepts clean, unbroken toys.  Click HERE for a link to their donation information page.

Clothing! 

Important Update!  SVDM is piloting a new clothing program, in which people donate to Goodwill Industries, and in exchange, Goodwill gives us vouchers for free clothing that we distribute through agency partners.  Click HERE to learn more!

Leftovers and Prepared Foods? Yes!

If you have a large amount of commercially prepared leftovers, please bring them to the Soup Kitchen from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday through Saturday.  We’ll see to it that your generosity isn’t wasted!  We also take fresh vegetables, meats and seasonings!

If your food is bagged, canned, bottled, jarred or boxed, crated or shrink wrapped, it is needed at the Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

Located at 16 Stack Street in Middletown, the food pantry accepts donations on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

 

Welcome Home Baskets…

are the finishing touch when we are successful in finding a permanent apartment home for a formerly homeless individual or family. Making them up is a fun family or community project.  They help to make someone who has been on the outside for a long time feel less anxious, and more welcome.  For a complete list of Welcome Basket items, click here!

Personal Hygiene Products

 are needed year round.  The homeless population has come to rely on us to help them manage their dignity while they work on finding a place to live that they can call home.  Donations are accepted on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack Street, Middletown, CT.