HVCC Basic Needs program provides assistance to individuals and families in a manner which promotes independence while assuring basic needs are met in a dignified manner, regardless of ability to pay, to prevent hunger and homelessness.
The HVCC Food Pantry is an emergency food source for residents of Vernon, Tolland, and Ellington. The food is free to individuals who meet income and residency requirements. The Pantry is located at 29 Naek Road, Suite 5C
Food Pantry Hours:
Monday 3pm - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm and 3pm - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The HVCC Food Pantry helps families and individuals in the Vernon, Ellington, and the Tolland area by providing food assistance. Food drives are a major source of the contributions that fill the shelves of the Pantry. We are most grateful to the many individuals, schools, businesses, and religious and civic organizations that participate in food drives to support the Pantry. We also always welcome donations of food from individuals and families who understand the importance of helping their neighbors.
The HVCC Pantry is always in need of the following:
Non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, pasta and sauce, cereal, boxes of macaroni and cheese, canned spaghetti or ravioli, canned or dry soup, canned vegetables, and canned fruit.
Beverages, including juice boxes, bottled juice, and dry or powdered milk.
Household items and toiletries, such as toilet paper, paper towels, plastic wrap, soap, toothpaste, and shampoo.
Please note that donations should be in cans, boxes, plastic containers, or other sealed packages. We also ask that you check the expiration date of your donations. We cannot accept any items past their expiration date.
Donations may be brought to the HVCC Pantry (at 29 Naek Road in Vernon) during its normal hours. If the Pantry is closed, you may bring items to the Administrative office which is located behind the Pantry. The normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
If you wish to find out how you can hold a food drive, call us at 860-872-7727.
No donation is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated!
*Note: Items available change on a weekly basis and quantities are limited to what we receive.
In addition to our Food Pantry in Vernon, clients may also be eligible to participate in the Mobile Foodshare program. The Foodshare van visits Vernon every other Thursday. There are 3 different locations:
Upcoming Mobile Foodshare Distribution Locations & Dates for 2016:
For more information or to determine eligibility, please contact Foodshare at 860-286-9999.
We are always in need of donations to keep the HVCC Pantry running. Please call 860-872-7727 to see how you can help!