Middlesex Central CT Chapter


Community Food Bank

  MIDDLETOWN—For a few years, the American Red Cross Middlesex Central CT Chapter, Middlesex United Way, the Salvation Army of Middletown and St. Vincent de Paul Place worked together to form one food bank for Middletown. All the hard work came to fruition in March 2002 when we opened Amazing Grace, a Food Distribution Initiative, then located at 926 Washington Street.

The next challenge came this winter when our lease was ending and we needed to find a new location. After a very diligent search, we came to find the perfect location and moved the last weekend in March.

Thanks to much hard work from dedicated volunteers and staff we closed the old location on Friday and opened the new one on Monday.


Our new location, at 139 Main Street Extension, is more convenient for shoppers and donors alike. The set up is more user friendly and appealing.

Since opening our doors we have expanded the number of families and individuals that we serve. In 2002, we assisted 2110 people with 74,920 items. We have also gained many more wonderful volunteers, without which we could not survive. –Luray Shepard


We are in continuous need of the following:  Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pasta Sauce, Tuna, Snack Foods, Fresh Produce. We are also in need of a volunteer to help pick up food on Tuesdays from CT Food Bank. Please call 860-347-2577 if you or someone you know is interested.

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