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Canton 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 Mondays 6-7 PM and Tuesdays from 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM. To use the Food Bank, it is necessary to complete an intake application in the Senior and Social Services Office. Applicants must be a Canton resident.

Click here to print an application.


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 Jennifer Herbek 860.324.0697.  

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.) 

https://www.endhungerct.org/services/snap/

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 2024 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

Seniors Farmer's Market Nutrition Program

SFMNP serves seniors 60 years of age or older OR disabled individuals and meets income eligibility guidelines by providing a benefit card to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, and honey at authorized locations throughout Connecticut.  The program runs from July 1 to November 30 annually. Benefit Cards are distributed at Canton Senior & Social Services office. Call 860-693-5811 to learn more about eligibility and to request a Benefit Card.  Click here to find the nearest farmer's market.

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.



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Contact Us

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

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

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

Rebecca Briggs
Administrative Assistant to the Director
rbriggs@townofcantonct.org

Kara McConville
Senior Center Coordinator
kmcconville@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