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Local Food Banks

The food banks in Bethlehem and Woodbury perform a vital service for our friends and neighbors in need. Both organizations are 501c3 and so your donation is tax-deductible.

Online Donations:

On the Woodbury page, look on the right-hand side of the page and click "Donate now with PayPal".

Woodbury Food Bank

On the Bethlehem page, scroll down and in the middle of the page and find "Click to Donate to Caring for Bethlehem".

Bethlehem Food Bank


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

Year-round General Needs:

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

The Woodbury Food Bank is operated by

Community Services Council of Woodbury