Sterling House Resource Connection
& Food Pantry

If you would like to donate to our food pantry, please click here

Food Pantry Hours

Mondays 1-6 pm, Tuesdays 1-3 pm, and Thursdays 1-3 pm

What do I need to bring?

On your first visit to our Food Pantry, please bring the following:
- Identification
- Reusable bags to carry food/supplies
- You will asked to complete paperwork, as per our partnership with CT Food Bank

What is the Resource Connection Program?

The Sterling House Resource Connection Program is a comprehensive, basic needs assistance program. It provides a wide range of services to individuals and families including food, diapers, pet foods, personal care items, and social services support. The Program started in 1992 as a small food pantry with a single cabinet and refrigerator. Today, the program is the largest of its kind in Stratford.

In 2018, our Food Pantry provided over 55,000 meals to close to 2,000 individuals.

Check out our Resource Connection Facebook Page!




Food Pantry – Emergency food assistance is provided to individuals and families. A variety of food, toiletries, diapers, and pet food is available. Clients can visit pantry once per month unless circumstances warrant this to be more often.

Back 2 School Event – New backpacks with new school supplies are distributed to children in grades K-12 at the beginning of the school year. Donations of new back packs and a variety of school supplies accepted from June 1st to August 15th.

Stratford Food 4 Kids Program – Our Stratford Food-for-Kids Program* fills hundreds of backpacks with easy-to-make meals and snacks for children in grades K-12 for them to take home from school each Friday.
*This program is a proud partnership between Sterling House Community Center, Sodexo, and Stratford Public Schools

Thanksgiving Basket Project – Provide the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner to Stratford families. Donations welcome, monetary & store gift cards welcome. List of items available by November 1st.

Holiday Toy Drive & Adopt-A-Family Program – During the holiday season gifts are distributed to children and families in Stratford. Registration for families in need begins in September and gifts are distributed in December.