Senior and Social Services strives to provide Glastonbury residents with various opportunities to meet their nutritional needs. Social workers are available to assist persons who are experiencing difficult times by operating a Food Bank, providing families with food for Thanksgiving and the December holidays, and assisting with Food Stamp applications.
A luncheon program is offered through the Senior Center Monday through Friday, with a full meal cooked on site. The Riverfront Community Center also has a Café open to anyone, which offers a la carte food and daily specials at a very reasonable price, Monday through Friday.
Glastonbury Food Bank
Glastonbury residents who are experiencing an emergency need for food may meet with a social worker at the Riverfront Community Center to request a bag of nonperishable food items, toiletries and other essential items, as available. All of the items in the Food Bank are received through the generous donations of individuals, groups and businesses.
The Food Bank operates year round, and is open Monday through Friday during the daytime. For more information, please call (860) 652-7634.
For those who are already registered for the Food Bank, food requests can be made via the message line at
Food Stamp Program
The State of Connecticut offers a Food Stamp Program, now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), to state residents who meet the financial criteria. Social Workers at Senior and Social Services, located in the Riverfront Community Center can help Glastonbury residents complete applications for the Food Stamp Program. Please check the link above and call (860) 652-7634 for an appointment with a social worker.
Holiday Food Programs
At Thanksgiving and the December Holiday time, Social Services provides food and/or grocery store gift cards to help families experiencing difficult financial times to provide a special holiday meal. Donations from individuals, groups and businesses provide the food and funds to make this possible. For more information about signing up for these programs, please use the following link: Programs for Families and Children.