For more information about any of the following programs, contact Director Sandra Yost at 860-844-5351. Office hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday Sponsorship Program: Collected monetary donations supply holiday meals to Granby families in need. Holiday Wish Lists for qualifying children up to age 16 are fulfilled through the program. Call our Holiday Elf at 860-844-5350 to request a list to fulfill for a Granby child this holiday season.
Granby Local Assistance Program: Granby residents facing financial hardship may access funds once in a 12-month period. The gross household income cannot exceed 60 percent of State Median Income unless extenuating circumstances can be documented.
Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP): During the winter months help is available to households to help pay for heating fuel in the form of oil, gas, or electric heat. Benefits are available to households with incomes up to sixty percent of the state median income. Processing will be delayed if the necessary paperwork is missing. Call the office at 860-844-5351 to see if your household qualifies. SNAP recipients and SSI beneficiaries are categorically eligible. Liquid asset test has been eliminated.
Eversource Assistance Programs: Winter protection for income-eligible households prevents shutoff between Nov. 1, 2022, and May 1, 2023. NuStart Program offers forgiveness of overdue balances as on time, monthly budget payments are made. Matching Payment Program offers monthly payments as low as $50 for qualified government benefit customers. Call Eversource at 800-286-2828 or visit Eversource.com/BillHelp
Durable Medical Equipment Loaner Closet: Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes, and more are accepted as donations and made available at the Granby Senior Center to those in need of them. To donate or to request an item call the Senior Center at 860-844-5350.
988–Suicide Prevention Hotline: The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Granby Youth Services Bureau: Available free of charge to Granby youth and their families, counseling is provided by professional marriage and family therapists and professional counselors to residents in need. Service is short term focused to help stabilize crisis situations and encourage positive behavior changes. Call 860-844-5355 for a confidential intake.
Granby Food Pantry: At 248 Salmon Brook Street. Hours are Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.–Noon and Thursday, 2–3:30 p.m. Before using the Granby Food Pantry, you must qualify with the Town of Granby Social Services Department. An appointment is necessary; call 860-844-5350 to schedule.
Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen: Free meal available as drive up to pick up service every Wednesday 3–6 p.m. at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St. The meal is free, but an offering is always welcome.
Mobile FoodShare: Every other Tuesday, 1:30–2 p.m. Call for dates. Park behind South Congregational Church and Visiting Nurses Building only. Please remember to bring your own bags. For more locations or weather permitted cancellations visit ctfoodbank.org/get-help/connecticut-food-banks-mobile-pantry-schedule/
Life Church Hope 4 Life Food Pantry: At 23 Griffin Road. Open on Wednesdays 2–4 p.m. to members of Life Church as well as anyone who is in need. No qualification necessary. Due to COVID safety concerns, we have a drive through service. Volunteer staff will place boxes of food in the trunk of your car. Each box weighs approximately 50 pounds. For more information, please call the church office at 860-653-3308.
SNAP: CT Foodbank will continue to facilitate SNAP applications by phone. For help with SNAP call 860-856-4357. This process will take approximately 30 minutes and CT Foodbank will mail you a packet to sign and return.
Granby Public Library mini pantry: At 15 North Granby Road. Nonperishable items may be picked up at the library during regular hours.