Local Food Banks

The food banks in Bethlehem and Woodbury perform a vital service for our friends and neighbors in need.


Bethlehem Food Bank

21 Main Street South
Bethlehem, CT 06751

(860) 631-3169


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.

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 at Thomaston Savings Bank, the Library in Bethlehem, or at the Food Bank during open hours.

Thank you to all who support the community of Bethlehem through giving and volunteering. 

Food Donation Needs:

(*High Priority Foods & Personal Care Items)

Pasta sauces
Instant Rice*
Rice Sides*
Pasta Sides*
Couscous Sides
Instant Potato
Instant Meals like Hamburger Helper

Canned Meals like:
Spaghettios or Raviolis*
Hearty Soups*
Baked Beans*
Pork & Beans*

Beef Stew


Gluten-free Food Products

Quick Bread Mixes
Muffin Mixes
Pancake or Waffle Mixes & Syrup
Jellies and Jams

Juice Bottles
Juice Boxes
Ground Coffee*
Instant Coffee

Cooking oils
Instant Pudding Mix & Jell-o
Brownie & Cake Mixes

Facial Tissues*
Dish Detergent*
Laundry Detergent*
Shampoo* Conditioner* Bar soaps Body Wash*

Pet Foods

The Bethlehem Food Bank is operated by

Caring for Bethlehem

Caring for Bethlehem is an equal opportunity provider.


Woodbury Food Bank

P.O. Box 585
Woodbury, CT 06798

(203) 263-3869

Hours (Expanded)

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. Food Bank volunteers follow proper hygiene protocols and gratefully receive all dropoffs at a designated donation table outside the food bank during scheduled receiving hours.

The Woodbury Food Bank is most fortunate for so many good friends who make our work possible in every season, ensuring that our neighbors in need will always have weekly access to meet their fundamental nutritional needs. We are deeply grateful to all our donors and volunteers for your partnership in our shared mission of compassion! 

Priority Needs Donations List

Special Priority Needs:

  • Chicken, beef & vegetable broths
  • Priority soups: Chicken combo, beef combo, minestrone, vegetable, lentil, pea, Italian wedding & chowder
  • Priority canned meats/fish: Hash, chili, pork & beans, beef stew, salmon, chicken
  • Juice bottles, especially apple, grape, orange, cranberry & cranberry mixes
  • Assorted fruit cups, canned pears & canned pineapples
  • Canned tomatoes, especially tomato sauce and whole, diced & stewed tomatoes
  • Canned cannellini beans, canned spinach, canned olives & canned mushrooms
  • Pancake/waffle mixes
  • Cereals & oatmeal
  • Quick bread mixes & muffin mixes
  • Brownie mixes
  • Canned & boxed potatoes (plain & flavored)
  • Condiments including syrup, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing & mayo
  • Regular, half-caf & decaf ground coffee, and regular & decaf teas
  • Cooking oils including canola, vegetable, corn & olive
  • Liquid dish detergent & laundry detergent (both scented and free & clear)
  • Paper products including paper towels, toilet paper & napkins

Year-round General Needs:

  • Pastas in short supply: Linguine, fettucine & angel hair
  • Pasta sauce
  • Juice boxes & juice pouches and shelf-stable milk
  • Peanut butter & jams/jellies
  • Apple sauce & other canned fruits including peaches, oranges & fruit cocktails
  • Canned Spam & Vienna sausage
  • Canned tuna & canned sardines
  • Other canned vegetables including canned carrots, canned beets, canned yams, canned mixed vegetables & canned French-cut green beans
  • Pasta mixes and Mac & cheese
  • White rice, brown rice & rice mixes
  • Instant pudding mix, Jell-O & pudding cups
  • Other baking goods including cake mixes, pie mixes and frosting
  • Kids’ lunchbox snack items, crackers & cookies
  • Personal care items including toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, bar soaps & facial tissues
  • Organic, low-carb & gluten-free food products
  • Canned and dry dog foods and cat foods

The Woodbury Food Bank is operated by

Community Services Council of Woodbury