20 Center Street
East Granby, CT 06026
10:00AM – 3:00PM
The Social Services Department is responsible for providing assistance for residents with social, emotional, and economic needs. Our services help residents achieve self-sufficiency, maintain economic well-being and adjust to difficult circumstances and events in their lives. The department provides assistance with Energy Assistance, Renter’s Rebate Program, Holiday programs, Back to School programs, Food Programs, Information and Referrals.
The East Granby Emergency Assistance Fund is available to those income eligible residents who are in need of emergency financial assistance with fuel, housing, medical, electric and other critical needs. The fund is supported solely through donations and gifts from the community and 100% of the funds raised are given back to qualifying residents who are facing financial hardship. Donations can be made to the East Granby Emergency Assistance Fund and mailed to East Granby Social Services, P.O. Box 1858, East Granby, CT 06026.
East Granby Social Services will begin accepting applications for the State of CT Energy Assistance program beginning on October 1, 2022
Operation Fuel offers emergency energy assistance to households who fall outside the CT Energy Assistance income guidelines. Applications can be completed through East Granby Social Services or directly through the Operation Fuel website
Friend to Friend Food Pantry/ Thrift Store
The Friend to Friend Food Pantry was established to supplement the weekly grocery needs of residents who have been identified by East Granby Social Services as needing assistance. Weekly rides to the Food Pantry are provided by the East Granby Mini Bus for residents in need of transportation and deliveries can be scheduled for those participants who are homebound. Each year Friend to Friend creates holiday food baskets to make sure everyone can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving and holiday dinner. To volunteer or donate please call (860) 413-9015 or email [email protected]. Food donations may be dropped off at East Granby Senior/Community Center, East Granby Public Library and the East Granby Congregational Church and monetary donations can be mailed to Friend to Friend Food Pantry, P.O. Box 631, East Granby, CT 06026
The Friend to Friend Food Pantry is located at the East Granby Congregational Church, 9 Rainbow Road, East Granby, CT.
The Thrift Shop is located in the historic south School building located at 32 Spoonville Road, East Granby, CT.
The pantry is open for 2.5 hours on Fridays, from 8:30am to 11:00am.
How to Apply:
Please complete the pantry application and return to East Granby Social Services along with proof of income for the past 30 days.
FFY 2023 State Income Guidelines
The Thrift Shop is open three times during the week: April -December
Tuesday: 10 am – 2pm
Thursday 2pm – 6pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2pm
The telephone number for the thrift shop is 860-413-9015. Please leave a message if you call outside of these hours and someone will get back to you.