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Food
Here are some of the links and phone numbers you might have heard on the air.

There are farmers' markets everywhere!
Here's a few sources to find one in your area:
CT Department of Agriculture
The Long Island Farm Bureau CT Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association


City Seed, New Haven
Engaging and Connecting Communities through Local Food

  • City Seed Online
  • Phone: 203.773.3736
  • All markets are open this week.
    Wooster Square - Saturdays
    Edgewood Park - Sundays
    New Haven Green - Wednesdays
    Quinnipiac River Park (Fair Haven) - Thursdays The Hill (CMHC) - Fridays
  • WIC, FMNP & SNAP All of CitySeed's farmers' markets accept FMNP, Senior FMNP coupons, WIC CVV and SNAP (food stamps) benefits. Even better, Double Value for SNAP! gives folks double value for SNAP coupons at all of its markets on any SNAP eligible products and CitySeed will match up to $10 per day for additional fruits and vegetables.


Connecticut Food Bank
A partnership to alleviate hunger
"The mission of Connecticut Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to people in need."

  • About the CT Food Bank
  • The Grow Truck: a food pantry on wheels for young children and their families. If you are interested in hosting the “GROW!” Truck at your early childhood program, contact Huwerl Thornton at 203-469-5000, or email hthornton@ctfoodbank.org
  • Where you can get help (food pantries, community kitchens and local out reach across the state)
  • The mobile food pantry (It's like a book-mobile, with groceries!)


The CT Department of Social Services: ConneCT
Information food assistance is available at ConneCT as well as through 12 regional offices throughout the state

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food.
You may be able to get SNAP benefits in 7 days if:
1. Your household's income is less than $150 per month and your household's assets are less than $100, or
2. Your rent and utilities are more than your monthly income before deductions, or
3. You are a migrant seasonal farm worker and your household’s cash and money in the bank is less than $100.


Long Island Cares
Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together nutrional resources to benefit the people on Long Island.

  • Find help in your community, including a comprehensive listing of food pantries and kitchens, by county, all over LI.
  • Phone: 631-582-3663
 

 

 

 

 

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