Meriden Community Resources: Showers, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Shelters [Update Sat.]

The Meriden Health Department released a list of resources in English and Spanish that the community can use this week to cope with the prolonged power outage in the city.


 Meals-Ready-to-Eat or for residents to pick up at the City Garage at 55 Michael Drive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

  • Saturday and Sunday hours for pickup are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Warming and Overnight Shelters

The two centers are open from noon to 4 p.m. as warming centers and from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. as emergency shelters throughout the weekend. The overnight/warming shelter at Edison Middle School, 1355 North Broad Street, Meriden closed at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Meriden Senior Center
22 West Main St., Meriden

Lincoln Middle School
164 Centennial Avenue, Meriden


Meriden YMCA

110 West Main Street, Meriden
Showers are available:
Fri., 5 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat., 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mon. - Thu., 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Soup Kitchens

Master's Manna
46 N. Plains Road in Wallingford

First Baptist Church
460 Broad Street, Meriden

Food Pantry

New Opportunities
74 Cambridge St., Meriden
Food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Shelter and MRE Information in Spanish:

Los refugios de emergencia en la escuela Lincoln Middle School y el Meriden Senior Center estaran abiertos sobre el fin de semana.  Estos lugares estaran abiertos desde las 8:00am-4:00pm como una estacion para calentarse, los refugios estaran abiertos empezando a las 4:00pm.

El departamento de salud tambien quieren dejar la comunidad saber sobre los recursos que estaran disponibles sobre el fin de semana:

  • Lugares para banarse estaran disponibles en el Meriden YMCA, en el West Main Street, durante las horas de operacion.
  • Un local de distribucion para comidas listas para comer (MRE’s) y agua en botella estararan abiertos en el 55 Michael Drive, en Meriden.  Los residentes de Meriden tendran que traer identificacion y la comida sera distribuida por familia.  Horas de operacion son:
  • 2:00pm-6:00pm, Viernes, el 4 de noviembre.
  • 11:00am-5:00pm, Sabado, el 5 de noviembre y domingo, el 6 de noviembre.
Lea Crown November 02, 2011 at 09:14 PM
PLEASE NOTE: The address for the soup kitchen at First Baptist Church is 460 Broad Street!! And Friday hours have been confirmed.
James Olson November 03, 2011 at 10:36 AM
Center Congregational Church (next to the Soup Kitchen/First Baptist Church is collecting/distributing cereal and dry milk for families.


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