In 2012, the first Foodshare Mobile Truck rolled into our parking lot and we distributed food to 72 of our neighbors in need. Today, the Fern Street Food Ministry operates five programs. Run by over 100 volunteers, our programs serve an average of 300 clients each week. Our volunteers pick up, deliver, sort, pack and distribute thousands of pounds of food each month. Our donors generously support us with contributions of food as well as monetary gifts that allow us to purchase the food and supplies necessary to help our neighbors in need.
The mission of the Fern Street Food Ministry is to alleviate hunger in our community. We strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those experiencing food insecurity, to significantly improve their access to healthy food and to serve all in the spirit of love, honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Have a Heart
The Backpack Program
Our newest program opened its doors in 2016. The third Saturday of every month, we provide non-perishables, fresh produce, frozen meats, poultry, dairy and eggs (when available) to qualified recipients.
West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club of West Hartford
West Hartford Food Pantry
House of Bread
Boy Scouts Troop 44
Bethany Lutheran Church
Lox, Stock and Bagels
Crown Market and Cafe
WAGS: Wholesome Animals Grocery Store
BJ's Wholesale Club
The Outreach Project
|For more information, contact:
Liz Halla-Mattingly, 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, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Click here to review our full non-discrimination policy.|