Programs That Help People in Connecticut - 2012-2014 edition (Connecticut Light & Power)
Please check out this link to assist in meal planning:
Ideas for cooking vegetables: Download here.
How to eat on $4.00 a day - cookbook link here:
ALICE information - click here:
Food Safety Links:
Food Allergy Network: www.foodallergy.org
(This site provides common food allergy information, educational materials, and research information.)
(A food ingredient database that shows allergens, additives, and ingredients.)
Food Handler Inc.: www.foodhandler.com/
(Offers free downloads including useful temperature charts, a newsletter, and flash demos of basic food safety training and monitoring programs.)
Food Management: www.food-management.com/
(Provides easy to locate recipes, searchable material, an electronic newsletter, article archives, and upcoming events.)
Hand Washing for Life: www.handwashingforlife.com
(A wealth of information on the many elements of clean hands focused on the food industry including a variety of training tools.)
The Partnership for Food Safety Education: www.fightbac.org
(Provides food safety information on how to prevent spoilage and contamination of food products.)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: www.fda.gov
(Information regarding public health, food safety, food supply, inspection, news, and special interests.)
Food Stamp Needs Skyrocket - 2009 statistics show 8% use them, much higher number than 2007. by Mara Lee, Hartford Courant.
AARP is trying to spread the word that food aid is available for many people in need. SNAP - the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (an updated name for the program known for decades as food stamps) can be reached toll free at 1-866-974-SNAP (7627). There is also a link on the AARP Connecticut website: aarp.org/states.
Online Information on Key Low-Income Benefit Programs Available.
This information can be found by visiting the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities at
A tri-fold brochure for reference with important information regarding how to help, how to volunteer, how to make donations, meal sites and grocery distribution sites, resource information, and self-sufficiency facts - download here.
66 Ways to Save Money (third edition), provided by Consumer Literacy Consortium: www.66ways.org
The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is committed to ending hunger. In addition to visiting our pantries and meal sites, these resources may help.
To Our Connecticut Representatives: download here.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
CT Department of Social Services
CHAP: Winter Heating Assistance
Help for Veterans: http://ctveteranslegal.org/about-us/our-mission/
Regional Statistics/Information Connecticut Census