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Many years later, after a small food distribution program started at St. Mary’s Church, the IHSP Daily Bread Food Pantry continues to focus on meeting the needs of food insecure families/individuals by supplementing their dietary needs with nutritious, healthy foods. 

One of the ways we do this is by providing clients with dairy, juice and fresh/frozen fruits and vegetable coupons.  They are distributed by family size.  When in season, clients also have the option of using Farmer’s Market Coupons at the Riverview Marketplace only.

As a member of Connecticut Foodshare we receive and distribute government surplus staples.  Through a partnership with Stop n Shop, Price Chopper and Big Y we receive fruits, vegetables and meat.  We also receive donations from Cumberland Farms and Big Lots.


We are a CLIENT CHOICE Food Pantry (BYOB - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS).  Along with a volunteer, clients select the items needed for the family.

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Food donations are always welcome. Items in continuous need by our clients are: dry cereal, peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned or instant mashed potatoes, canned fruit, baked beans, vegetables, canned meats and tuna, soup, pasta and pasta sauce, crackers and juice. Personal care items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes (individually wrapped), toilet paper and deodorant are also needed.

Refer to “Other Services” for information on Thanksgiving Food, Summer Food, Nourishing Neighbors Program and Partnerships with the Putnam School System and Day Kimball Hospital Caitlyn’s Cupboard.

Location: Living Faith United Methodist Church, 51-53 Grove Street, Putnam, CT 06260


Hours of Operation: By Appointment Only - Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm; Friday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (excluding holidays)

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