HOW TO HELP

The Soup Kitchen needs:  Sliced bread to make sandwiches, lunch meats, canned tuna & cheese.  Also, bagels, butter, cream cheese, large size yogurts, canned fruit in 💯 % juice (large cans if possible), fresh apples and bananas and ranch or Italian salad dressings!  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:  Click Here to download a list of current needs! Then bring your donations to 16 Stack Street, Middletown, Ct., Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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.  Make sure to use an SVDM donation card, as we get clothing vouchers for all types of donations!

Clothing! 

Important Update!  SVDM is running a new clothing program Called Middletown’s Community Clothing Program (MCCP), in which people donate clothing and household to Goodwill Industries with a special donation card.  Goodwill then 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.