Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friendly Hands Food Bank

Serving the NWCT Community since 1991

Items we always need

Tuna, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pasta, Sauce, Mac & Cheese, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Ramen Noodles, Rice, Cereal & any perishable or non-perishable food items.   

Fresh and Frozen Items are always welcomed!

We love our furry friends too -  We also accept PET FOOD

FHFB Pet Food Pantry

Fighting Animal Food Insecurity One pet at a time

The Pet Food Pantry is available to Northwest Connecticut residents. You may visit the pet pantry once per month during our scheduled giveaways.

Pet Food Pantry

Our Mission

Founded in 1991 by Maureen "Mo" Hubert to offer food assistance to those in need, the food bank has grown in size to offer food, toi​letries and other services over th​e years.  In addition to food, we offer Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas gifts for children & seniors, back to school supplies and other amenities as they become available to us.

Our Funding

FHFB is funded strictly by the generosity of donors, grants, companies, volunteers and individuals in the community.  We partner with the CT Food Bank and provide nutritious and healthy​ food options for our clients.  We encourage donations via fundraisers, community collaborations and individual monetary gifts.   We gladly accept donations via all major credit cards, checks and non perishable food items.   

Our Board & Volunteers

Our Board of Directors are the heart of the food bank and keep the organization running smoothly. We also rely heavily on our volunteers who help out with all aspects of the operations of the food bank. They truly are the driving force behind everything we have accomplished, we couldn't do what we do without their help.

Our Community Partner


The Community Kitchen of Torrington is a vital resource - serving over 90,000 hot meals a year to those in need.  We work work closely with their team to ensure no one goes hungry in our community!


Community Kitchen of Torrington

Words that Warm our Soul

Plenty of good food available for people in need. The process for signing up is simple. Call Friendly Hands Food Bank and make an appointment for you and/or your family. Show up on time. They will give you a form to fill out inside. Wait outside and they will bring you a box of food. If there are items that you don't want just leave them on the table. They are currently offering Thanksgiving dinners, sign up when you get there. Don't be afraid to thank the people who are helping you, it makes their day. Make sure you have a mask!

Melody Brown

Simply put, they are good people just trying to make a difference in the world. I definitely recommend them if you're in need or are fortunate enough to donate.

Fighting For Justice - Fighting for Peace

They are absolutely amazing, friendly, and helpful. They don't make you feel like a loser, or helpless/hopeless. They truly are a great organization that has helped me and my family in these times of SERIOUS financial difficulties without a million questions. You don't even have to b a resident of New Hartford to qualify. Their door is truly open to everyone! God bless and I hope this helps 😊

Nea Restivo

I brought a friend their and they were more than generous to what they gave

Bonnita Caron

Thanks..for all the help..amazing placed for low income family..

Maria Oyola

The people here were very nice when I signed up, I didn't know I was getting food right away, was surprised, but very thankful.

Jane Brousseau

The best place for people in the community to go to for help. The staff is very caring, and owner Mo Hubert is awesome!!!

Lynn Whittaker

Awesome!! Respectful and great place to sign up for if you are low income and need food


Amazing people im very thankful of all the help they've given me and my child god bless

Tasha Denise

They do amazing work that helps so many families.

Sonja Mattson

Helps a lot of families

Marc Petzold

A local "treasure" in Torrington for so many years, they have helped so many people.
On a personal note this organization was always near and dear to my mother

Eric Bruckner

The workers go above and beyond

Diane Walasewicz

"Simple, easy sign up, can't say enough about the friendly staff !"  

Robert F.

"I am amazed at the selection of fresh fruit and vegetables - amazingly helpful"  

Pat W.

"So glad I found Friendly Hands - they have made all the difference in helping me during the pandemic"  

Ginger A.

"A true gem in NWCT - we are blessed all they do for our community" 

Jean P

Friendly Hands Food Bank on the Radio

Be a Part of the Movement!

Food insecurity is a community issue, and we are incredibly grateful for everyone who has taken the time to donate money, food and pet supplies so we may distribute them to those in need.

Without the generous help of the people and businesses in our community the team at Friendly Hands Food Bank couldn't do what we do.

Lend a Helping Hand - Be a Friendly Hands Volunteer!

Join us at Friendly Hands Food Bank!  Volunteers are the core of our Friendly Hands Team - from stocking shelves, to picking up donations, to painting walls and everything in between.

Click below to send us an email, and let's find out where your talents are the best fit!

Friendly Hands Volunteers

Become a Friendly Hands Food Bank Partner

Friendly Hands Food Bank is supported by generous donations from hundreds of local residents, organizations, and businesses. We acknowledge the support of the following organizations and institutions.