We are located at:
23 North Main Street
Enfield, CT 06082.
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Hours of Operation
Sun – Fri 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Our Mailing Address
Enfield Loaves and Fishes, Inc.
P.O. Box 544
Enfield, CT 06083-0544
Do I need to provide any identification, or anything else to access services?
No. We will not ask you for anything or any kind of proof. You are welcomed here no matter what your situation is. We are here to help not judge.
If I am in need of other services can you help?
ELF will help direct you to services, provide clothing, haircuts, and assist you in finding what you need in order to get you back on your feet. Please feel free to reach out and speak with one of our volunteers.
What is food insecurity?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. It is important to know that though hunger and food insecurity are closely related, they are distinct concepts. Hunger refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort, while food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the household level.
Do you serve meals on or near special holidays?
Yes, we try to have special meals and celebrations on Valentine’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. These celebrations may take the form of a special meal, goody bags, decorations, cake and ice cream, gifts at Christmas, Santa for the children, and other things.
Who is hungry?
Over 50 million people in the United States live in hungry and food-insecure households. More than 16 million of those are children.
• One in six Americans does not have enough food to eat and requires emergency food assistance.
• One in five suburban households face food insecurity.
• Women in food-insecure households frequently are at the greatest risk, depriving themselves of nutritionally adequate foods to make those foods available to their children and husbands.
• One in five children is born into food-insecure households
Do you accept donations other than food or money?
We can accept gently used clothing, shoes, unopened toiletries, and small household goods. We cannot accept furniture or appliances at this time
How do I volunteer?
Just call us at 860-741-0226. We need and rely on volunteer help!
Send a Message
ELF checks it’s emails nightly and will respond accordingly. Thank you.