Who We Are
We are a non-profit, community-based, 100 percent volunteer-run food pantry in downtown Bethel, CT.  Our mission is to provide free food and hygiene items to Bethel residents in need, with compassion and respect for clients' dignity.  We maintain good standing with the Connecticut Food Bank and are listed with the 211 referral service.
Who We Serve
We serve Bethel residents who have obtained a ConneCT "gray card" or a referral letter from a doctor, social worker or clergyperson.

What We Provide
Each month, clients can visit on the first and third Tuesday and choose their own non-perishable food plus bread, fresh fruit and vegetables and, when available, meat and dairy products.  We also offer important items not covered by food stamps, such as toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant and laundry detergent.
How to Help
Whether you want to contribute your time, talent or treasure, the Bethel Community Food Pantry has a way for you to make a difference.  Click here to learn more.
What's New

The BCFP is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. Please stop by to say "hi" and see what's new!

Board of Directors

Steve Deuschle, BCFP President, leads the BCFP Board of Directors. Additional officers and members are:

  • Arlene Coleman, Vice President
  • Christopher Kwong, Treasurer
  • Susan Pople, Secretary
  • Kip Betz, Communications Director
  • Leo Gallagher, Liaison to Brotherhood in Action
  • John Esposito, Liaison to Community Groups
  • Susan Budris, Bethel School District Liaison
  • Michael Macchi, Town of Bethel Liaison
  • Bobbi Jo Beers, Liaison at Large
  • Fred Scipione, Pantry Coordinator

Please call the pantry telephone number- (203) 947-1754 - for information or to volunteer. Please leave us a message - we'd love to hear from you!