The Pomfret Food Pantry located in the basement of the Pomfret Senior Center at 207 Mashamoquet Road is open on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Residents coming in for the first time should bring proof of residency (such as an electric or phone bill with your name and address on it) and proper identification. For more information contact Garry Brown at (860) 928-2309.
Meals on Wheels is still available for Pomfret residents. To be eligible, you must be at least 60 years old, or disabled, and be home bound due to medical necessity or social isolation. If you or your spouse are 60 and do not have transportation, you may qualify. Five nutritious meals delivered to your home usually cost $12.50 for the week. For more information contact the Municipal Agent for the Elderly.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly called Food Stamps) is available by contacting the Department of Social Services Willimantic Office, 676 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226; (860) 465-3500. To see if you are eligible for SNAP, call their toll-free number at 1-866-974-SNAP or visit the website and use their online SNAP calculator at www.ctfoodstamps.org. You should bring the following when applying for food stamps:
- Photo I.D.
- Social Secuirty numbers for all household members applying
- Proof of where you live
- Proof of earned income (requires all paystubs for the previous month)
- Proof of all other income (such as court ordered child support) or SSI Budget Sheet
- Proof of expenses:
- Rent receipt/mortgage coupon
- Utility Bills
- Childcare/Dependent Care Costs
- Child Support Payments
If you are 60 years old or older, or disabled, you also need to bring proof of medical expenses you pay out of your own pocket.
The Town's Municipal Agent for the Elderly is also available to help provide guidance in filling out the SNAP application. Counseling is confidential and appointments should be made by calling Garry Brown at (860) 928-2309.
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
The SFMNP is a supplemental food program for low income seniors. Individuals 60 years of age or older, with incomes that do not exceed 185% of poverty income guidelines are eligible (for 2013, 2-person household, $28,693 income or less.) Clients must be participating in another program with proper means testing verifying their eligibility, i.e. Renter’s Rebate, Homeowner’s Program, congregate meal programs, etc.
Each eligible recipient receives five (5) three-dollar ($3) checks ($15 per recipient, per market season), which can be redeemed at FMNP authorized markets throughout Connecticut for fruits, vegetables, fresh cut herbs, and honey.
Senior FMNP vouchers are distributed by the town’s Municipal Agents for the Elderly during the summer months.