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Meals on Wheels:

Two meals a days can be delivered to homebound seniors or people recovering from illness or surgery.  McLean's prepares and manages the volunteers who deliver the meals. Call 860.658.3980 to learn more.

Food Bank:

The Canton Food Bank is available to help supplement family food needs regardless of income. The food bank is located at the Trinity Episcopal Church on River Road in Collinsville, and is open on Tuesdays from 8:00AM to 11:30AM. To use the Food Bank, it is necessary to complete an intake application in the Senior and Social Services Office.  Call 860.693.5811 to obtain an application.

The ONLY eligibility to use the Canton Food Bank is Canton residency.

Donations of non-perishable food items and money are welcome. Cash donations may be mailed to  PO BOX 374, Collinsville, CT 06022-0374.  Arrangements must be made for donating perishable items. For more information, contact Pat Lazauski at 860.693.0629.  

SNAP:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food. SNAP also provides education about nutrition to help recipients choose foods that enhance their health and well being.  The income standards for SNAP are based the federal poverty levels (FPL.) 


Canton Senior & Social Services coordinates FOODSHARE Volunteers to assist people by appointment  Please call FOODSHARE at 860-286-9999 and enter ext. 104 if applying for SNAP Benefits for the first time, exploring whether you and your family are eligible for benefits, completing removal paperwork, or any questions regarding SNAP benefits.

Mobile Foodshare:

Mobile Foodshare is available in Avon and Burlington and Canton residents are able to use either location.  Mobile Food Share is an outdoor food distribution service for lower income individuals and families and provides fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, and occasionally other perishables depending on availability. Schedule of FoodShare distribution dates change occasionally and updated information is available at the Senior Center. Click here for the 2020 schedule. For more information call Foodshare at 860.286.9999.

For all MOBILE FOODSHARE locations:

*Please bring your own bags

*Distribution is rain or shine

*Cancellations for weather are listed on WFSB Channel 3


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Contact Us

Senior & Social Services Department
40 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

Phone:       (860) 693-5811 (860) 693-5811
Fax:          (860) 693-5835 (860) 693-5835

Tonoa Jackson
Interim Director 
Senior & Social Services
tjackson@townofcantonct.org 

Jess Tessman
Senior Center Coordinator
jtessman@townofcantonct.org

Laura Geyer
Cafe Coordinator
lgeyer@townofcantonct.org

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The agent, Tonoa Jackson, currently represents the State of Connecticut Department of Aging and is the person to contact for any senior-related question, problem or concern.
860.693.5811

 
Office Hours
Monday              8am-3:00pm
Tuesday              8am-3:00pm
Wednesday         8am-3:00pm
Thursday            8am-3:00pm
Friday                 8am-3:00pm


The Senior & Social Services Office is located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019