Food Ministry

Fern Street Food Ministry

Launched in 2012, our Fern Street Food Ministry helps us to connect with people in need and put our values into action. Thanks to the support of our congregation, local donors, and dozens of volunteers, we're getting help to people who need it. 

We serve hot, healthy meals in our welcoming dining room; 

We pack and deliver weekend food backpacks for at-risk students in West Hartford schools;

We distribute fresh produce and meats from the Foodshare mobile pantry and our own Food Pantry; 

We make and deliver sandwiches to downtown Hartford soup kitchens. 

Our Partnerships Help Donations Go Further 

Through partnerships with local agencies, grocery stores and restaurants, we have access to quality foods that are donated or deeply discounted. We also receive support from local service organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals, including:   

Foodshare Food Bank

Big Y
Panera Bread
Shop Rite
Boy Scouts Troop 44
Rotary Club of West Hartford

Thanks to these partners and our own hardworking volunteers who donate their time, we can deliver our services very efficiently. As a result, your donations go a long way at the Fern Street Food Ministry:

$25 buys a hot breakfast for 25 people

$50 will fill 50 backpacks with weekend food for hungry kids

$100 makes 50 hearty, healthy hot lunches

To Make a Donation: 

Your tax-deductible contribution helps us to continue and expand our programs. 

Fern Street Food Ministry
c/o The Universalist Church
433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Make checks payable to The Universalist Church with the notation “Food Ministry Fund” in the memo section of your check. 100% of your donation will support the food ministry.