Information for Families and Consumers

CT Food Bank

The information found here are resources available to the community. Please check this page daily for updates.

Where can I find food?

Milford Senior Center and Milford Public Schools Food Availability

The Milford Senior Center will be available for to-go meals and Milford Food Bank Distribution. To-go meals will be provided for 3 days at a time (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and available for pick up between 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Meals on wheels will continue as scheduled. Milford Food Bank distribution will continue as pre-packaged outside pick-up only, please use the side of the building. Packages will be provided as drive-through or walk-up service. For questions, call: 203-877-5131

The Milford Public Schools Food Services will provide breakfast and lunch meals for students at no charge to all household members, aged 18 and younger, as long as one child in the household is enrolled in any Milford Public School. Pick ups occur on Tuesday (to pick-up meals for Tuesday and Wednesday) and Thursday (to pick-up meals for Thursday, Friday, and Monday).

Jonathan Law High School - Hours: 9:30-10:30am 
Location: parent drop off (in between the Auditorium and the Gymnasium)

East Shore Middle School - Hours: 10:00-11:00am
Location: front of the school

Other Local Resources

Cornerstone Church- Storehouse food Pantry

Every Thursday and Saturday by appointment only call 203-877-1007

Kingdom Life-Joseph’s Storehouse Food Pantry

Call 203-878-7729 x33 to register for curbside pickup only.

First United Church of Christ-Food Pantry

Open one Tuesday a month. Call 203-877-4277 by appointment only

Access to Online and Data support

During COVID19, the state trakfone providers, Safelink and Assurance, are providing unlimited talk and text plus extra data through the end of May (and possibly beyond). In addition, there are many ways for families to access the internet if they have students at home who need to participate in distance learning.  Please click here for these resources 

Click here to gain access to Nickelodeon's Noggin and its partnership with United Way.  

Caring for Pets

Click here to learn more about COVID 19 Q+A for pets

CT Office of Early Childhood

Click here for information on: Tips for new parents, Keeping babies safe, Basic needs resources, obtaining emotional support, COVID 19 resources and more.

Meal Kits and Food Delivery During COVID-19

Tips for Meal Kits and Food Delivery Safety Include but are not limited to;

1. Before Ordering Food

  • Ask Questions- to ask about things like food safety standards
  • Arrange for delivery when someone is home
  • Find a safe space for delivery

2. Safe Food Delivery and Receipt

  • Examine the box and packaging
  • Make sure company uses insulated packaging
  • Refrigerate or freeze as soon as possible
  • Notify the Company if the food arrives above 40 degrees Farenheit
  • Call toll free federal food safety hotlines

3. Safe Food Handling

  • Wash your hands and kitchen utensils
  • Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running water
  • Separate foods to avoid cross contamination 
  • Refrigerate leftovers within two hours

Click here for extended details on meal kits and food delivery safety

Shopping for Food During COVID-19

To help protect yourself, grocery store workers, and other shoppers, here are 5 quick tips to keep in mind:

1. Prepare a shopping list for food to last for 1-2 weeks

2. Wear a face mask

3. Practice Social Distancing

4. Bring your own wipes to wipe down your cart

5. Keep your hands away from your face and wash your hands once you get home

Click here for details and all 10 shopping tips to protect yourself while shopping

COVID 19 Economic Stimulus Package Information

Economic Stimulus Package Information-The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

Click here for the eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments. cwww.irs.gov/coronavirus for the latest information.

Click here for additional Coronavirus and Economic Impact Payments Resources and Guidance