Local Food Banks
The food banks in Bethlehem and Woodbury are vital during the COVID-19 crisis.
They desperately need your help right now as supplies are running out.
Since lunches being provided for Region 14 students are being picked up at both Bethlehem Elementary School and Mitchell Elementary School, these areas are available for food drop-off as well. Every day from 12:00pm - 1:00pm a bin will be placed next to the sandwich pick-up for donations of nonperishable items. If you cannot make it during that time, a bin will be outside the Woodbury Middle School front doors every day. You need only drive up and drop off to donate.
If can't make it to the schools to donate non-perishable items, you can donate online.
Bethlehem Food Bank
21 Main Street South
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Mondays - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fridays - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturdays - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Bethlehem Food Bank is located downstairs at the First Church of Bethlehem.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the food bank is serving those in need of food using a “personal shopper” model. Shopping lists may be emailed to Friends@CFBethlehem.org, or left by voicemail at (860) 631-3169 or dropped in the mailbox outside the Food Bank at First Church. Please include Name, Phone Number, Day of Pick up, and Number in Household.
Donations may be left on the table outside the Bethlehem Food Bank during open hours. Please observe basic Social Distancing of 6 feet when leaving donations.
In addition to donations of food and personal care items, the Bethlehem Food Bank is in need of bleach and nitrile or vinyl gloves in large or medium sizes.
Thank you to all who support the community of Bethlehem through giving and volunteering.
Food Donation Needs:
(*High Priority Foods & Personal Care Items)
Instant Meals like Hamburger Helper
Canned Meals like:
Spaghettios or Raviolis*
Pork & Beans*
Gluten-free Food Products
Quick Bread Mixes
Pancake or Waffle Mixes & Syrup
Jellies and Jams
Instant Pudding Mix & Jell-o
Brownie & Cake Mixes
Shampoo* Conditioner* Bar soaps Body Wash*
Woodbury Food Bank
P.O. Box 585
Woodbury, CT 06798
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fridays - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Saturdays - 9:00am to 11:00am
The Woodbury Food Bank is found at the basement level of the Newtown Savings Bank branch. It is accessed by taking the driveway on either side of the LaBonne’s plaza building to the rear delivery lot.
The food bank is observing social distancing guidance by placing a designated donation table outside the food bank, allowing donors to drop off donations on this table and then return to their vehicles before the food bank volunteers pick up the donations to bring into the food bank for processing.
The Woodbury Food Bank is most fortunate for so many good friends who make their work possible at the food bank in these most challenging times.
The food bank staff is in need of donations of bleach, sanitizing wipes and sanitizing liquid to maintain a clean and safe food bank environment for the staff to prepare assistance.
Priority Needs Donations List:
Soups, especially broths, chowders, pea soup, minestrone, vegetable, chicken combo, beef combo
Pastas of all kinds, especially ziti, penne, linguine, fettucine, angel hair, rigatoni, bowties & lasagna
Pasta sauces, all kinds
Canned tomatoes, especially whole, diced, crushed & paste
Canned carrots, canned mixed vegetables, canned peas & canned spinach
Cereals & oatmeal
Juice bottles & juice boxes/pouches
Paper towels & napkins
Toilet paper & facial tissues
Canned fruits, especially fruit cocktail, peaches, pears & pineapple
Fruit cups, apple sauce cups, pudding cups & granola bars
Plain rice & rice mixes
Boxed plain & boxed flavored potatoes, & canned yams
Instant pudding mix & Jell-o
Peanut butter & jellies/jams
Canned pasta such as spaghettios & mini-ravioli
Canned beef stew
Canned tuna & canned salmon
Canned baked beans
Canned pork & beans
Canned kidney beans
Brownie & cake mixes
Quick bread & muffin mixes
Regular, half-caf & decaf ground coffee, instant regular & decaf coffee, & black, green & decaf teas
Ketchup, mustard & mayo
Cooking oil (vegetable, canola, corn & olive)
Dish detergent & laundry detergent
Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
Shampoo & conditioner
Bar soaps & body wash
Organic, low-carb & gluten-free food products
The Woodbury Food Bank is operated by