Portland Food Bank

Location:  7 Waverly Avenue - basement, Portland Connecticut

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 71, Portland CT 06480-0071

Telephone: 860-342-6795 

Hours of Operation:    Monday & Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Press Release - Portland Food Bank

The Portland Food Bank is open on Monday and Thursday from 9:00 - 12:00 PM. As the doors to the Food Bank remain closed, you may call in your shopping list to (860) 342-6795, you will then be called when your order is ready to be picked up. For residents at Chatham Court or Quarry Heights, you may continue to place your orders by using the form provided by The Housing Authority and your completed orders will be delivered to the Housing Authority.

The drop-off of food donations continues to be at St. Mary's Church (51 Freestone Avenue), Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please leave the items on the table in the school entrance located in the front of the church. We cannot accept clothing at this time. Thank you to all that have made monetary donation. It helps us purchase the necessary items for our clients. Our donors have been so generous, we cannot find the words to thank you enough, but know that we could not provide these services without your help. Our donors are the BEST! Keep Safe. For more information call the Food Bank at (860) 342-6795.

Portland Food Bank, which is run by a fantastic group of volunteers, is supported by donations from individuals, groups and businesses throughout the community and state.  It provides to Portland residents: non-perishable foods, toiletries/personal care items, holiday food baskets, Christmas gifts, and occasionally winter jackets, gently used clothing, furniture and household appliances.  In collaboration with the Portland Youth Services Department they distribute Back-To-School backpacks filled with school supplies and shoe vouchers (pending program availability).

Requirements: Proof of residency, photo ID, and completion of in-take interview required to assess client needs.

The Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry Program is suspended until further notice.