Food Ministry

Fern Street Food Pantry


Fern Street Food PantryWe distribute frozen meats, fresh produce, dairy products and wide variety of canned and dry goods through our monthly pantry in Fiske Hall.

The program is free of charge for clients who qualify. Our volunteers are on hand to help first-time visitors with a quick and easy application. 

Fern Street Food Pantry
in Fiske Hall
One Saturday a month, year-round. For specific dates, see our calendar
10 AM - 12:30 PM

Note: Starting December 26th - there is No Parking on Fern Street. Please use our lot or neighboring streets. 

**Important New Pantry Requirements**

Effective: Aug. 1st, 2019

We are now requiring all pantry clients to show a valid form of identification when you first enroll in the Pantry and when you renew your enrollment each year. It is important that we have the proper spelling of your name and verify that you are residing in Connecticut. The types of ID’s we accept are: 

Photo ID: 

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Connecticut Non-Driver Identification Card

  • Connecticut Drive Only Identification Card

  • City Identification Card

  • Student Identification Card

  • Military Identification Card

  • Passport

PLUS, if the Photo ID does NOT show a Connecticut Residence: 

  • Recent utility Bill/Piece of Official Mail or Document Showing a Connecticut Address

Pantry Member Cards:
Will be issued to you at enrollment and renewal. The membership card will have the correct spelling of your name and the month that your annual renewal comes due. Please bring this card to each Pantry that you attend. You may be asked to show your membership card if there is any confusion locating your name on our check-in list or if there is a question about when you need to renew your enrollment.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Help stock the pantry and serve clients.
To volunteer, please sign up in advance:

For more information, contact: 
Jacob Lee, Food Ministry Coordinator
The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street, West Hartford CT 06107
860-233-3669 ext. 109   

 In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disablity, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Click here to review our full non-discrimination policy.