If you would like to make a food donation, there are blue collection bins for non-perishable items at ShopRite and Stop-n-Shop as well as Southbury Town Hall and Social Services (in the Senior Center Building)
Current Critical Needs
- Strawberry Jam/Jelly
- Mayonnaise (small jars preferred)
- Oatmeal packets & small canisters
- Personal Care items (women’s deodorant, Poise Pads size 2, Shampoo, Men’s & Women’s razors, Men’s and Women’s Shaving cream)
- Bottled juice
- Peanut Butter
- Canned meats – Spam, Corned Beef Hash, Chili, Canned Chicken
- Baked Beans
- Bottled Juice (32oz or 64 oz)
- Pudding cups (4 pack)
- Boxed Pasta and Pasta sauce
- Canned potatoes
- Boxed potatoes
- Small cans of broth
- Applesauce Jars
- Soups (chicken and rice, Italian wedding, chowders, minestrone, beef)
- Canned pineapple
- Canned fruit cocktail
- Cereal bars
- Cookie packages (no individually wrapped snack packs please)
Fresh Produce and Other Donation Drop-Offs at the Food Bank (we are located at 88 Main Street – next to the Rathskeller Restaurant)
Wednesdays & Fridays: 7:30-8:30am
2nd Saturdays of the month (Adopt A Shelf Donation Hours) – 12-1pm
4th Sundays of the month (Adopt A Shelf Donation Hours) – 9-10am
If you cannot make these donation times, please call us at (203) 721-0377 to make an appointment for drop off. We ask that you kindly do not leave donations outside the food bank doors. Thank you!
SFB relies solely on the generosity of our community to serve those in need in our community. We are a registered 501©3 charitable organization and your donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for considering participation in Southbury Food Bank’s Adopt-A-Shelf Program. We are grateful for the incredible impact this program has had on our organization! Adopt-A-Shelf allows us to meet our ever-increasing food demands and costs, while allowing local businesses, churches, schools, community organizations, and even families to play a vital role in keeping food on our shelves each month.
How it works
We will provide you with an available shelf that you can stock each month. You will be responsible for providing 30 (or more!) cans/jars/boxes of that item each month by shopping or collecting items throughout the month. You (or someone from your organization) will then drop off your items at our location on a monthly basis. A label will be placed on your shelf identifying you as that shelf’s sponsor! Many shelves have multiple sponsors to meet the demands as best we can.
Stocking The Shelf
You can drop off your items on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 12:00–1:00pm OR 4TH Sunday of each month from 9:00-10:00am. We are located at 88 Main Street South, next to the Rathskeller restaurant. If you are unable to come during this time, please call (203)721-0377 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate you on another day
Thank you for joining in our mission as we strive to eliminate hunger in our community!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with our organization, please contact us. Let us know the days/times you are available. Thank you for your interest in joining our wonderful team of 80+ volunteers!
Southbury Gift Card
The Southbury Food Bank has teamed up with Southbury.com to provide you with another way to give and it’s called the “Southbury Gift Card“. This is a Mastercard-powered gift card that can be used at almost any business only in Southbury. Now you can help those in need while at the same time give back to our local economy and support local businesses.
When purchasing your “Southbury Gift Card”, you can have the card mailed directly to us at:
Southbury Food Bank
P.O. Box 68
Southbury, CT 06488