Social Services Info

Salvation Army

Portland Social Services is the Community Service Representative of The Salvation Army of the North Middlesex County Service Unit 627.  The Salvation Army strives to serve the underserved by providing clients assistance with basic needs.  They offer a variety of programs including Camp CONNRI (see link for details), and help fund the Back-To-School Program of backpacks and shoe vouchers to participating stores/vendors.

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. (860) 342-6795.

Please be sure to drop off non-perishable items only on Monday's and Thursday's between the hours of 9am and 11:45am. 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 will be advertised in the Rivereast monthly as to when it will be offered. This is not a consistent service, and sporadic schedules will occur.

Portland Cares Fuel Assitance

"Portland Cares" Fuel Assistance Program is generated by donations only, is available to residents only on a limited basis of once per client per 12-month period (maximum two assists), maximum delivery of 100 gallons home heating oil. Proof of income required (see Income Proof List). All clients must complete an in-take form; completion of an in-take form does not guaranteed assistance. 860-342-6715