Food Programs & Community Services

WHPS students can receive free meals through June 2022

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ALL WHPS Students

You may be thinking about what WHPS children will do for meals during the school day as a student participating in-person or in the Remote Learning Experience. The good news is that ALL students are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch. There are no income requirements. WHPS wants to ensure that every student gets a nutritious meal during the school day . All students of WHPS are encouraged to enjoy a bagged breakfast and/or lunch. This page outlines In-Person/In-School meal service, Remote “Grab and Go” pick-up meal service and other community food programs. Please remember to wear a mask and follow physical distancing of 6 feet when picking up Grab and Go meals.
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Free Meals PSA (English)
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Additional Resources

  • Covid Vaccine Clinic and Events- West Hartford Covid Vaccine Information and new Shop Rite location. For more details, click HERE.

  • NEW -Rental Assistance Program for families impacted by the pandemic. Information is available here: Under the program the State will provide financial assistance to pay down rental arrears and help with future rent for families who have lost income as a result of the pandemic. If anyone has questions about the program the CT Fair Housing Office has some experience with it would be happy to provide assistance. Families can visit or call Greg Kirschner directly at (860) 263-0724.
  • NEW - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free tax preparation services for individuals and families earning up to $57,000-$69,000/year(depending on town) in the Greater Hartford region. Individuals and families with household incomes up to $68,000 can also file online at Make appointment by visiting or Call 211, press 3 then 6.
  • SNAP-eligible families may qualify to get financial assistance for childcare so that you can pursue free education and training at one of Connecticut’s local community colleges from now through June 30, 2021. Information/Flyer

To Donate Non-Perishable Food, Gift Cards or Money

  • Food Donations should be made to West Hartford Food Pantry. WHPS Grab and Go sites will accept food donations and deliver them to WH Food Pantry for distribution.

  • Gift Card Donations- Growing Great Schools has partnered with the schools nurses and social workers of the West Hartford Public Schools to provide gift cards for groceries and other daily living expenses for families in need. All donations at this time will be directed to the purchase and distribution of these gift cards to help ease the burden in our community caused by the current pandemic. Please use this link to make Online Donations. Any amount can help! Questions can be directed to Liz Isaacs at