Covenant Soup Kitchen
220 Valley Street
Willimantic, Connecticut 06226

860.423-1643

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19 October 2017, 6-9pm

Tickets $20 in advance or $30 at the gate, so don't wait!

You get a commemorative Oktoberfest glass, one free beer and a free Bavarian pretzel.  Other food and drink available for purchase, including 10+ seasonal brews and fine fare from Willimantic Brewing Company, Cafemantic and A Cupcake for Later!  Music provided by Bruce John and the Bandaleros!

You can get your tickets here. Cheers!

Please join us for this wonderful benefit for Covenant Soup Kitchen and Horizons, Inc.

Thank you Willimantic Brewing Company and Willimantic Renaissance, Inc.

 

Programs and Services

The objective of the Soup Kitchen is to offer a light breakfast and a hot, nutritious lunch, six days a week, at no charge to its guests.  Our Food Policy tries to assure that a hot breakfast is available several mornings a week, especially during the cold weather.  At lunch, a variety of foods are offered so guests may make appropriate choices according to individual dietary and health needs.  In addition to breakfast and lunch, bakery items and/or fresh produce are offered to guests to take home, when available.


The CSK Food Policy

Emergency Food Pantry

The Emergency Food Pantry responds to requests for emergency groceries on a once per month, per family basis.  The pantry is open two hours per day, five days per week.  In order to receive food, guests must provide photo ID for anyone over 18 and a birth certificate for anyone under 18 in the household for whom they wish to shop.  Clients will be asked to complete a short intake form.  

In August of 1998,  the Emergency Food Pantry changed to a Client Choice format.  Each person utilizing the service can choose the foods they prefer from shelves which are organized according to the Federal Government's Food Pyramid.  Since this format was introduced, we have seen a steady increase in the number of individuals and families using the Pantry.

Care and Advocacy

Our Care and Advocacy program is multi-faceted, attempting to serve any realistic need that may arise within our community of Soup Kitchen guests.  This program may include offering referrals to other agencies, assistance in filling out paperwork, providing a secure location for USPS mail delivery as well as other activities, which are as varied as the people we serve.

Senior Boxes (CSFP or Commodity Supplemental Food Program)

We are very pleased to offer additional nutritious food boxes to our guests aged 60 and over.  With proof of income, address and identification, our Senior guests are eligible for a pre-packed box of canned vegetables, canned fruit, proteins, juice, cereal, pasta, beans, shelf stable milk, peanut butter, and rice.  For eligible seniors, these boxes are in addition to the self selected food available in our pantry.  Monthly income to be eligible for a family of one, is $1276.00; add $450.00 for each additional family member.