If you are a Cheshire resident experiencing a crisis caused by health problems, loss of a loved one, low income or unemployment, you may be eligible to receive assistance through the Cheshire Department of Social Services.  If you are not a Cheshire resident, however are a member of a Cheshire religious organization you may contact the lead pastor or rabbi at your organization. That individual may write a letter on your behalf . If you are not a Cheshire resident, we encourage you to contact 211 Infoline or the Connecticut Food Bank for information about assistance programs in your town.

All individuals and families must complete an application and provide the documents on the Requirements list before the pantry can assist them. To apply, click on the forms below, print them out and complete them.

Income Guidelines

Any Cheshire resident experiencing financial hardship is encouraged to apply for assistance. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. We take into consideration the entire household’s income and subtract the necessary documented expenses (i.e. housing, utilities, medical bills and co-pays, child care). If you think you may be eligible for assistance, contact Cheshire Department of Social Services.

Once you complete the application and gather the necessary paperwork, contact Cheshire Department of Social ServicesAppointments are Mandatory. The appointment schedule ensures client and applicant confidentiality.

Upon completion of the application process, the applicant’s file will be evaluated for eligibility.