Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets

Applications are taken from July 1st until one week prior to the holiday. In order to apply, you must call Community Services at 860-628-3761 and make an appointment. We use the same guidelines as the WIC Program; click here to view the guidelines.

You will need to bring in:

• Proof of Residency
• Proof of income for everyone in the household

Community Services distributes over 500 Thanksgiving food baskets and over 600 Christmas food baskets to qualified Southington residents each year. This, and many other programs, runs on the generosity of the Southington community. St. Thomas Church prepares and delivers 200 of the food baskets for the Christmas meals. The local churches, schools, business, civic groups, clubs, individuals and neighbors donate and volunteer to make this possible every year. Without this assistance, we would not be able to provide for as many families as we do. The community’s generosity is our community’s success.

We try to make holidays special to our residents during their tough times. We are always looking for gift cards to put in the baskets, financial donations to purchase food for the baskets, and the following items:

• stuffing mix
• canned vegetables
• canned yams
• cereal
• canned fruit
• gravy
• cranberry sauce
• corn muffin mix
• hot chocolate
• dessert mixes
• plates and napkins
• canned or plastic bottled nuts
• packages of holiday candy
• canned or plastic bottles juice
• holiday cookies