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What is food insecurity?

According to Feeding America, Food security is a federal measure of a household’s ability to provide enough food for every person in the household to have an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure the risk of hunger. One "bad month" can be enough to plunge a household into food insecurity. Lay-offs at work, unexpected car maintenance or an accident on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. Working families across America face countless situations that can result in food insecurity and hunger. That’s why many working families, including thousands of households who don’t qualify for federal nutrition assistance, depend on food banks and pantries like The Storehouse Project to help make ends meet during difficult times.

How many meals do you provide each year?

We provided over 250,000 meals in 2018 through our Food Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, Community Dining Centers and Thanksgiving Basket Distribution.

How many people are food insecure in CT?

The food insecurity rate in Connecticut in 2017 was 11.3% meaning that 406,810 people were food insecure. For more information click here (https://map.feedingamerica.org)

How can I make an appointment to use the services of the Food Pantry?

For an appointment at the food pantry please call (203) 683-4840 on Monday and Thursday between 2-4 pm.

How can I help?

1. Food and Clothing – We always need warm coats and gently used clothing for men, women, and children. Please drop off your gifts at 192 Meadow St, Milford. We are open for donations Tuesday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. Please email info@storehouseprojectct.org with any questions.

2. Monetary Donations. Please send checks to The Storehouse Project, Inc., 192 Meadow Street, Milford, CT 06461.

3. Purchase through Amazon Smile. Please designate The Storehouse Project as your designated charity for your Amazon purchases. You get the same Amazon prices and we get a small donation from Amazon. Go to Amazon’s Smile website here and select your charity. Be sure to shop Amazon through their Smile portal. Thank you!

How will the money be used?

Aside from maximizing our capacity to feed those in need by supplementing the food we receive from the Connecticut Food Bank, funding also enables us to maintain our vehicles and buy necessary supplies for our Stationary Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, Community Dining Centers, and Thanksgiving Basket Distribution. In our long range plans, additional vehicles, storage space (including cold and dry good storage) will be increasingly imperative, Food insecurity is often symptomatic of many other poverty-related maladies. It is our strong desire and full intention to help move people out of the pit of poverty in as many ways as can. We’re currently considering a variety of ways to come alongside individuals to be of help in that endeavor. Support as basic as an available hot shower and washer/dryer setup to a medical clinic, legal counsel and employment counseling are being considered. In whatever direction we go, funding for facilities, training and staffing will be required.

Who should I contact if I would like a tour?

Please email info@storehouseprojectct.org to schedule a tour.

What items do you accept for donation?

Non-perishable food items and gently warn clothes, shoes, and coats for men, women, and children.

Where should I bring my donation?

Kindly bring your donations of food, clothing and shoes, and coats to 192 Meadow St, Milford. We are open for donations Tuesday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. Please email info@storehouseprojectct.org with any questions. At this time, we are unable to pick up donations.

Looking to volunteer?

You can fill out our volunteer application and email it to us at info@storehouseprojectct.org.

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