Hockanum Valley Community Council
Vernon, CT - 06066
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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
Pantry Hours: Mon 3pm - 6pm; Tue 9am - 12pm; Wed 9am - 12pm & 3pm - 6:00pm;
Thur 9am - 1pm; Closed Fridays
Food is distributed on a first come, first served basis and will be distributed as equitably as possible based on the items on hand and the size of the family.
To be eligible to receive food from the Pantry, you must live in Vernon, Tolland, Ellington, Coventry or South Windsor and meet income requirements.
To determine if you meet eligibility requirements, please call 860-872-9825 and ask to speak to a case manager. The case manager will set up an intake meeting with you to determine your eligibility.
Please bring the following items with you to your intake meeting:
Proof of address (utility bill, state-issued ID)
Proof of income of all household members
Social Security cards for all household members
Qualified clients may shop weekly. Remember to bring in your photo ID every time you come in.
You must bring your own bags to the Pantry to carry out your food.
*Note: Items available change on a weekly basis and quantities are limited to what we receive.
Be sure to check the website provided above as these hours are subject to change.
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.
County or Counties Served: Tolland
* Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.