Food4WH is a grassroots community organization with the goal to help the West Hartford Food Pantry maintain a well-stocked facility for individuals and families. We will assist streets and neighborhoods with setting up easy collection systems to provide non-perishable foods and toiletries to the West Hartford Food Pantry. The idea is simple—individual streets or neighborhoods conduct regular food drives to support the food pantry.
Now at 14 streets and growing!
In October 2009 Stuart Brown organized his street, Griswold Drive, to begin regular food collections for the West Hartford Food Pantry. By the summer of 2010 several other streets had joined the movement. In January 2011, looking to expand the concept of community involvement to other streets and neighborhoods representatives from participating streets formed “Food for West Hartford.” In April 2011 the website, Food4WH.org, was launched to further the goals of community involvement, to help West Hartford families in need, and to introduce the concept of community service to our children.
Please bring donations to Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107. Donations are accepted anytime Town Hall is open (8:30 am – 4:30 pm or in the evenings when there are meetings or other scheduled events). Enter through the main entrance in the back. You can pull right up to the sliding doors and unload your car.
The West Hartford Food Pantry is unable to utilize outdated food items. Please check the expiration labels before donating! Note: All donated items need to be in SMALL sizes; please NO BULK items. Participating families currently receive only 1 - 2 grocery bags every month.
Donations should be placed on the table to the right of the Information Desk inside the foyer. If you have ten bags or more and would like assistance unloading, call Linda Hanson at (860) 561-7567. She needs advanced notice to ensure volunteers and carts are ready for your arrival.