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Student Food Pantry


How The Food Pantry Works

  • The Naugatuck Valley Student  Food Pantry serves students who may be struggling with food insecurity.
  • The pantry operates on the honor system. Students are allowed to self-refer and are not required to provide proof of need.
  • Students will be required to show their Student ID.     
  • There are two programs available.  The Grab and Go program offers a quick bite to students while they are on campus.  The Grocery Program offers food (groceries!) for use at home.                      

Grab and Go Program - Spring 2024 Schedule

Need a quick snack between classes or something to keep you going through a long study session in the library.  If so, stop by the Food Pantry to pick up a grab and go snack once a day during open hours.

Waterbury Campus, Room E308

Monday: 9am-1pm
Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-4:30pm 

Danbury Campus,  Room D312

Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
Thursday: 1:30pm-7:30pm 

Grocery Program 

Waterbury Campus Grocery Program (Appointment Only): 

      1. Students currently enrolled at Naugatuck Valley can place an online order for groceries every two weeks or twice a month for pick up on the Waterbury Campus.
      2. Grocery pick-up is confirmed by appointment only (no walk-ins) and orders must be placed online.
      3. Students must bring Valid ID 
      4. Click here to fill out the Waterbury Campus Pick-Up Grocery Package Order Form

Danbury Campus Grocery Program home delivery: 

      1. Students currently enrolled at the Naugatuck Valley Danbury Campus are eligible to order a home delivery of groceries twice a month.  
      2. The package will contain pre-selected items and all students will receive the same package.
      3. Someone 18 years of age must be available to receive the groceries.
      4. Once approved, you will receive an email confirmation with your chosen delivery day and time.
      5. Approvals will be based on availability.
      6. Click here to fill out the Danbury Campus Home Delivery Grocery Package Order Form

Additional Support Programs 

Gift Cards

Naugatuck Valley students who need additional resources can contact the Naugatuck Valley Development Office for more information on grocery gift cards. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note, grocery gift cards should not be requested through the Food Pantry offices.

Diaper Bank:

Naugatuck Valley students with children in diapers are eligible to receive disposable diapers once a week. Diapers are ordered online using the link below and can be picked up by appointment.

Naugatuck Valley Diaper Request Form 

Need more information?

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Food Pantry at 203-596-8717.

About Naugatuck Valley's Student Food Pantry 

The Naugatuck Valley Student  Food Pantry serves students who may be struggling with food insecurity. The pantry opened on Naugatuck Valley's Waterbury campus in February 2018 and services were later expanded to the Danbury Campus. It is funded through the NVCC Foundation, which supports the mission of the College by promoting awareness of college needs and services while raising funds to support students and mission-related initiatives.