SENIOR CENTER - 303 Maple Road.
FOODSHARE will be at the back of the parking lot between the Senior Center and the Housing Authority apartments. Patrons will line up and walk around the truck to receive items. Please keep the line moving as the truck as other scheduled keep. We ask patrons to remember to bring a bag or box with you to carry your food as these supplies are not available during the distribution. In addition, the volunteers are not available to carry items for patrons. As this process maybe familiar to some this maybe new for others so patience and understanding will be needed during the first few distributions with this procedure. If you have any questions, please contact 860-429-3315.
Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels bringing fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need. The program increases access to healthy food and nutrition. The mobile food truck distributes food at 303 Maple Rd, Storrs, CT 06268 every other Thursdays at 11:30 am - noon. No sign up is required.
The Town of Mansfield has a small food pantry is for emergencies and offers nonperishable food items with limited personal hygiene as well as cleaning supplies. In order to utilize the food pantry Mansfield residents should call 860-429-3315 to schedule an appointment.
Mansfield Farms to Families Program
The Mansfield Farms to Families program goal is to connect local farms with residents through food.
This is accomplished by providing partially sponsored CSA shares and fresh produce distributions to Mansfield residents who qualify.
What is a CSA?
A CSA or Community Supported Agriculture is a program where the participant pays* the farm at the beginning of the year for crops grown during the harvest season. Once the produce is picked by the farm the participant picks up their share according to the farm’s set schedule. This usually happens on a weekly basis for a number of weeks. (e.g. every Wednesday for 13 to 18 weeks)
*MFFP approved households will receive a partially sponsored share with the remaining balance paid by the participant. (e.g. CSA share cost $500 - $300 sponsored share = $200 payed by the participant) Approved households do not have to participate in both programs and there are a limited number of CSA spots available.
What is a food distribution?
Food distributions are local sourced fresh produce and food products from area farms. Typically food distributions are coordinated at least 5 times throughout the harvest season and consists of variety of produce, milk and eggs. Approved households are notified of the location and future distribution dates based on product availability.