Food and Financial Assistance

Southington is fortunate that there are multiple agencies to support people in need.

Southington Public Schools

The Southington Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students during the school day for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. They expect the funds to run out over the winter and will provide 30 days notice to when they return to charging for meals. Those who are eligible for free and reduced lunch will need to submit an application to continue in the free/reduced cost program.  We strongly encourage everyone to feel comfortable having their students take advantage of this program. The district is reimbursed through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Bread for Life

Located at 31 Vermont Avenue in Southington, provides meals to those in need. Lunch is served at noon Monday-Saturday and dinner is served at 6:00 pm on Wednesday. You are welcome to drop by for a meal to-go during these times. They also run the summer lunch program for youth out of several locations.

Southington Community Services

Located at 91 Norton Street in Plantsville, Southington Community Services can assist in providing food and other resources to residents in need. They are also in need of donations which can be dropped off at their location between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

They offer:

  • Food Pantry
  • Energy Assistance
  • Holiday Programs
  • Summer Camp and Youth Sports
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Assistance with State Programs
  • Free Income Tax Preparation
  • Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

In order to ensure adequate time is provided to discuss your concerns, please call the office at (860) 628-3761 to schedule an appointment. You may need to bring in proof of residency and/or proof of income. Learn more at

Giving Back Food Pantry at Tabernacle Church

Foodshare Mobile Produce Truck— every other Tuesday 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Non-Perishable Food Pantry—every other Saturday 9:30 am
No residence required—no proof of income required

1445 West Street
Phone: (860) 276-0400
Web Site: http://

Energy Assistance

In addition to Southington Community Services, energy assistance can be obtained from the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program who will help pay your heating bill – or Operation Fuel at

Unemployment and Job Search

Have you lost your job as a result of the Coronavirus crisis? Connecticut’s Department of Labor encourages all residents who lose their job due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak to file for unemployment benefits. Click HERE to access the site.

There are training scholarships and job placement support available from Capital Workforce Partners. They invest in youth development, develop sustainable career paths for adult workers, and assist employers with a variety of programs and services provided through the American Job Center (AJC) network. They serve clients virtually, by phone and in person.
All American Job Centers are open to the public. Customers can walk in and get services or call to make an appointment (preferred).
Please call 860-406-3374 press 3 to set up an appointment.
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