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One Meal 

Welcome to the Bishop Jean Williams Food Pantry

In the heart of Fairfield County, we stand as a beacon of hope and support for families facing food insecurity. As one of the largest food pantries in the region, we are dedicated to ensuring that no one in our community goes to bed hungry.

The Bishop Jean Williams Food Pantry brings more than just food to the table – it's a place where hearts are filled and community bonds are strengthened. Through our programs like Community Market and Smart Goals Campaign, we not only feed bodies but also nurture spirits, inviting everyone to discover the warmth and support of our family. Join us in exploring these offerings, each a step towards a more nourished and connected Bridgeport.

Our Programs

Community Market

Our market aims to provide a personalized shopping experience, offering a variety of fresh produce and essential items to our neighbors in need. Our Community Market will provide a one-stop experience that will include a variety of other community resources. We believe that everyone deserves access to nutritious food, and our market is a step towards ensuring that our community thrives with health and dignity.

Senior Care Boxes

Our Senior Care Box delivery program provides essential pantry items to seniors in need. We hand-deliver these boxes, making it convenient for our seniors to access nutritious food and household essentials. This program is our way of ensuring that our seniors are taken care of and can live comfortably.

Mobile Pantry

In partnership with Connecticut Foodshare, our Mobile Pantry Program is on the move to provide fresh, nutritious food directly to communities in need. With stops across the area, we ensure that healthy food is accessible to everyone, especially those who may not be able to visit our physical location. 

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Need Help?

We understand that reaching out for help can be a BIG step. We're here to make it easy. 

If you or your family are in need of food or other resources, our Resource Specialists are ready to assist you. To ensure we can best meet your needs, we ask that you complete a short intake process before accessing our services.

Getting started is simple:

  • Call Us: Connect with us at (203) 873-0260 for direct assistance.

  • Online Request: Fill out the form below, and a member of our team will get in touch with you.

Our Impact In 2023


Weekend Backpacks

For students who rely on school meals, our weekend backpacks ensure they have enough to eat when school is not in session.


Families Fed Weekly

Each week, we open our doors to more than a thousand families, offering them not just food, but hope.


 Senior Care Boxes Served

Recognizing the unique needs of our seniors, we've distributed thousands of Senior Care Boxes, filled with essentials tailored for their health and well-being.


Families Received Support

Our pantry has been a pillar of support for over 35,000 families, ensuring they have access to nutritious food.


Meals Distributed

Last year alone, we provided over 1 million meals, a milestone that reflects our commitment and the growing need in our community.

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Ready To Visit?

Bring Your Card

Always have your card with you for a smooth check-in process.

Only cardholders are permitted to shop, so please do not send someone else in your place.

In-Pantry Shopping

We've updated our pantry service to better meet your needs. Tuesdays and Thursdays, we offer a drive-thru option for convenience. Wednesdays are reserved for our Community Market Days, where you can enjoy a walk-in choice pantry experience. Please note that some items, such as canned vegetables, are pre-packed, and availability may vary.

Appointment Policy

If you miss your scheduled shopping time, please call the number on your card to reschedule. It's important to adhere to your appointment to ensure a seamless experience for everyone.

Stay Informed

Keep an eye on our communications for updates on our shopping model and any changes to our operations. We aim to provide the best possible service while adapting to current circumstances.

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