At TEEG we believe that food security is a basic right and have been working hard to make sure that our Community Markets (formerly referred to as the Food Pantry) are full of healthy and nutritious options for families and individuals to choose from.
For the convenience of those we serve we now have three Community Markets that help us achieve this goal. In all of our Markets we have recently implemented a program designed by Food Share called Supporting Wellness at Pantries (SWAP). The purpose of this program is to provide healthy options which has allowed us to focus on offering more fresh and frozen produce, dairy options, frozen meats. To determine these levels we rank food based on total saturated fat, sugars and sodium.
All Community Markets operate based on a client choice model, which allows for individuals and families to make their own selections. While we will provide information and resources that encourage healthy eating, we will not choose the items for those who are utilizing our services. We want to make sure that we are offering all the options available, including for those who are interested in clean eating, heathier lifestyles, or specific dietary needs. We aim to be inclusive and focus on providing our families with options that are healthy, and that can often be difficult to afford on a fixed income or with limited SNAP benefits. The option for healthy eating should be accessible for everyone, and we are prioritizing that in our markets so that everyone can experience the benefits.
TEEG Community Market Schedule and Hours- TEEG building, 15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvenordale, CT.
- Mondays: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Fridays: 10:00 am 12:00 pm
Pomfret Community Market Schedule and Hours- Pomfret Community Center 207Mashamoquet Rd. Pomfret, CT
- 1st Tuesday of the month: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- 3rd Thursday of the month: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TEEG Mobile Market Schedule and Hours- Woodstock Town Hall- 415 Route 169 Woodstock, CT
- 1st Tuesday of the month: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
- 3rsd Thursday of the month: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
If you would like to schedule a food appointment for our Thompson or Pomfret Market, or have any additional questions regarding our food security program, please call the office at 860-923-3458
If you are interested in donating to our Community Markets we are always in need of cereal, soups, pasta, pasta sauce, canned meat, peanut butter, and personal hyenine items. Our Community Markets include both a refrigeration cooler and freezer which allows us to accept donations of fresh produce and frozen items as well. If you would like more information about the SWAP method, and items that fit into it please call our office at 860-923-3458.