TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Trumbull food pantry is seeking donations.
With the holiday season over, the cupboards of the Trumbull Food Pantry were left bare. In a press release posted on the town's website, the pantry called for donations for the following items: pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, apple sauce, powdered milk and/or boxed milk juice/juice boxes, napkins, dish soap and laundry detergent.
In addition, condiments are needed, including ketchup, mustard, mayo, olives, salad dressing, oil and vinegar.
The pantry asks residents to avoid donating glass bottles, if possible.
The pantry is made available to Trumbull residents who meet the state's financial criteria for public assistance. Eligibility is determined by the Trumbull Department of Social Services. Trumbull residents in need of services should call (203) 452-5198 to set up an appointment.
Potential clients must show proof of residency and income and expenses of household at the initial appointment. Appointments are necessary; standard pantry hours are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays. Pantry visits are limited to once a month.
The Trumbull Food Pantry is at The Center at Priscilla Place, 23 Priscilla Place, off Huntington Turnpike near the Bunny Fountain and the Fairchild-Nichols Library. Donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. A donation box also is located on the porch of Jon and Angela Bulkley’s home, 2373 Huntington Turnpike. If residents are dropping off a large donation, call 203-452-5198 to notify the social services staff.