Programs and Services

Food & Nutrition Programs

Food Pantry: The EAA maintains a variety of food, personal care products and cleaning supplies for Suffield residents in need. Pet food is also available. In the summer months, fresh vegetables are available. Applicants are screened for eligibility and appointments are scheduled throughout the week.


If you would like to donate items to the Food Pantry a list of needed items is available.


"Thank you not just for the food but your words of support and caring hearts." Food Pantry Recipient


Meals-On-Wheels: The EAA coordinates delivery of daily meals to Suffield’s homebound residents. Residents must be at least 60 years of age and be considered homebound by the program. Volunteers deliver the meals that are prepared off-site by the Community Renewal Team in Hartford. The suggested donation is $2.50 per meal. For more information, click here.


Friendly Shopper: Volunteers are matched with homebound residents for purposes of weekly shopping and/or visitation. See the Friendly Visitor/Friendly Shopper Tab.


Non EAA Food Resources:
SNAP:
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income individuals and families afford the cost of food at grocery stores and farmers’ markets. You can apply for these benefits by completing a state application form.


Loaves & Fishes: Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a Local Area Soup Kitchen providing hospitality to all those in need by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge. Meals are served starting at 4:00 pm Sunday through Friday and Saturday starting at 11:00 am.


Crossroads Food Pantry: The Crossroads Food Pantry is located at the West Suffield Congregational Church, 1408 Mountain Road in West Suffield. The pantry is open every Thursday evening from 5 pm until 7:30 pm. Foodshare's mobile unit stops at the West Suffield Congregational Church every other Tuesday. For the Mobile Foodshare schedule, click here. Mobile Foodshare is a year round outdoor food distribution for persons of low income. The food choices vary from week to week but usually include several types of fresh produce.