Horace Bushnell Children’s Food Pantry


In 1972, The Horace Bushnell Children’s Food Pantry was established with the mission of providing food to needy children. Now it has expanded to include senior citizens, disabled, and the homeless.

“Our mission is to provide adequate food, clothing, education and other basic necessities to underprivileged individuals and families residing in the Greater Hartford Area. We will endeavor at all times to treat our clients with integrity, dignity, and respect. We will ethically manage our resources in such a way as to warrant the trust and confidence placed in us by our donors and our funding sources.”

Our goal is to also reduce the occurrence of nutrition-related conditions often associated with deficiency such as diabetes and obesity. Eating well is a habit. It must be nurtured and encouraged as with any other skill.

Our hopes through education are to provide economic and other incentives and policies that promote healthy choices. With the proper funding and support, the HBCFP can provide food for four to five hundred needy adults and seven to eight hundred children a week.

This is our goal of commitment to our community. It is through the efforts of our compassionate and dedicated donors and volunteers that Horace Bushnell Children’s Pantry will achieve this goal.

About Us

Food distribution on Fridays, 9:00am-11:00am
NOTE: No distribution on first Fridays of the month

Pantry Office Hours:
Wednesday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm


Office: 860-522-3296
Fax: 860-549-2561
Email: info@hbcfoodpantry.org