Social Services COVID-19 Resources

Trumbull Novel Coronavirus Resources and Links Repository

http://www.ct.gov/coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/

http://www.211.org/services/covid19   or call 211  Emergency Assistance and Referrals  24/7

http://www.211.org/services/covid19   or call 211  Emergency Assistance and Referrals  24/7 

Food Resources


Senior Grocery Bag Program  Available for all seniors: Through the Federal Cares Act, our local Agency on Aging will be providing us with free grocery bags for seniors. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a weekly grocery bag by calling (203) 452-5136. You can pick up your bag on Fridays (previously was Monday). Delivery is available for residents who are home-bound. All seniors are eligible and there is no cost for this. Also, everyone is eligible for the food pantry. Be sure to let us know if you have any other food needs. We can give that to you at the time of pick up or delivery. We are able to help those under 60 through our food pantry program. Don’t hesitate to call.  Depending upon food supplier some products may be replaced with others.  Click here for contents and more information. Call (203) 452-5136 to order or if you have any questions. Be sure to leave a message, staff are monitoring the phones.

The Trumbull Food Pantry:  The food pantry is delivering to seniors and is offering drive thru pick up to residents.

Be sure to inquire about Meals on Wheels  (203) 452-5136

All Trumbull residents are eligible for services regardless of income. We are delivering food to homebound seniors in the community and offering drive thru service to food pantry clients and residents in need. If you or anyone you know is struggling to purchase food or not able to get to the store, please call us.  Residents may be experiencing difficult times.   It is okay to call the pantry and let us know you need assistance.  All calls, deliveries, or pickups are confidential.  We are able to assist families, children, adults and seniors. Drive thru and drop off is by appointment only or sign up for services.  (203) 452-5136

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) - If you are dealing with food insecurity and have yet to enroll in SNAP, please call the EHC! SNAP Call Center (English & Spanish – 866.974.7627), or go to the website https://www.endhungerct.org/snap/ for more information.

Mobile Food Pantries:  www.ctfoodbank.org 

Other Assistance Programs

Hardship and Emergency Financial Assistance:

The Town of Trumbull offers Hardship and Emergency Assistance to Trumbull  Residents in need. Financial assistance exist for food, fuel, and emergency expenses, Please call Social Services (203) 452-5198 to inquire about program criteria  and eligibility. Staff are monitoring the phones. Please leave a message.

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program:

Connecticut officials have banned utilities from shutting off services to customers amid concerns about coronavirus. The utilities order applies to all electric, natural gas and water companies in the state. The Public Utility Regulatory Authority said it will be in effect during the public health and civil  preparedness emergencies declared by Gov. Ned Lamont. We are continuing to work with energy assistance applicants to ensure they receive their benefits and necessary oil deliveries. To schedule a telephone appointment, please call Social Services at (203) 452-5198.

Be sure to leave a message. We are monitoring the phones.

Mental Health Resource in Trumbull: The Emergency Line is Open: Staff are on call

Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center   Phone: (203) 452-5193

The Mary J. Sherlach counseling center is a department of the Town of Trumbull and is    dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Trumbull by providing counseling for residents.For

AARP Tax Assistance: US Tax filing deadline extended to July 15th due to COVID-19.

https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/. If virtual appointments become available Senior Center staff will call everyone who had an appointment.

Unemployment: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm

Testing Sites: COVID-19 testing is now available at several locations around Connecticut and can be accessed through the state’s 24/7, 2-1-1 hotline. Or call your doctor.

Access Health CT is opening a Special Enrollment Period starting March 19 through April 2. Coverage is available for uninsured Connecticut residents who don’t otherwise receive insurance through their job or become unemployed. The only way to sign up for this Special Enrollment Period is by calling 855-365-2428.

How to Help

Friendly Phone Call Program

Volunteer to make phone calls to isolated members of the community. Would you like to reach out to someone who is isolated once or twice a week to keep them company? Why not make a new friend! Students are welcome to participate and earn community service hours. If you know a senior that would like to receive friendly calls please have them call the Senior Center at (203) 452-5199 or email Ashley Grace at agrace@trumbull-ct.gov. For volunteers, instructions are in the applications: Application for Friendly Phone Call Program (PDF)  |  Student Application for Friendly Phone Call Program (PDF)

  • Check on all your neighbors.  Leave them a note or give them call.  Help pick up their prescriptions or groceries. Please keep in mind social distancing!
  •  Collect shelf stable food items or monetary donations for the food pantry: Trumbull Food Pantry Needs List.
  • Get your kids involved! Local nursing homes and assisted living facilities have given us the okay to deliver drawings and cards to our isolated seniors. Currently these facilities are not accepting visitors and the residents are depending on staff for company.  Drawings and letters of encouragement would make their day.  Mail to: Middlebrook Farms in Trumbull or Maefair Skilled Nursing Facility in Trumbull.

FOOD PANTRY DONATION BINS: 23 PRISCILLA PLACE. TRUMBULL. DRIVE AROUND TO THE BACK AND LOOK FOR THE BINS IN THE COURTAYARD. STAFF ARE CHECKING BINS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.