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Community Resources

Information regarding essential services in the Hartford area.


Rentschler Field Food Distribution 


Foodshare’s food distribution at Rentschler Field will start back up again on Tuesday, January 12.



We will be distributing food on TUESDAYS starting on January, 12; with an end date to be determined.  

NEW WINTER HOURS:  9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Address:  615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 – Silver Lane entrance; gates will close at 1:00 pm

One allocation of food per car to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.

In the event of winter weather check Foodshare’s social media as well as NBC-CT and FOX61 for schedule updates.


Food Resources

Foodshare is the largest anti-hunger organization in the Greater Hartford area. They connect surplus food to those who struggle with food insecurity through a network of 280 food pantries, meal programs, and Mobile Foodshare sites.

Food Store Study


  • The survey is about food stores and restaurants in one’s neighborhood, the survey results are to help improve food access throughout Hartford.

Who should Answer the Survey:

  • ONLY Residents ages 18 and older in the following neighborhoods –
  • North Hartford Promise Zone (Northeast, Upper Albany, and Clay Arsenal neighborhoods), and
  • Asylum Hill, Frog Hollow, and Barry Square neighborhoods

Who to Call – to respond to the 15 minute survey:

  • To participate, please call Migdalia Texidor at 860-527-0856 ext. 1241.

Thank You provided:

  • Eligible participants will receive an Amazon gift card after completing the survey, which will take about 15 minutes.

For general questions, contact Dr. Kristen Cooksey Stowers at 860-380-1208 or