Saturday May 13, 2017: the USPS Mailman's Annual Food Drive

July 11, 2017 thru August 29, 2017:Backpacks/School Supplies Drive

Donations of backpacks and school supplies may be dropped off at the food bank

Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

We will start giving away the filled backpacks to our clients' children on August 17th through August 31st

August 1st to October 31, 2017: "Hey Can We Have Your Pennies" Campaign

​Jars will be placed at business around the greater Torrington area asking for pennies.  All proceeds from this drive will go directly into the FHFB purchase account for perishable and non-perishable food, personal care and other distributed items.  We will also have a "big blue bucket" just inside our front entrance at

​50 King Street where people can drop by and drop change!

September 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2017:  Goshen Fair

Friendly Hands will have a booth at the Goshen Fair.  We will have our famous toy towers - tickets will be $2.00 per chance.  PLEASE STOP BY TO SEE US!

October 13, 2017:  ​Pasta Dinner Fundraiser - St. Francis School Cafeteria

​                                                                   35 Prospect Street, Torrington

​                                                                           5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

​Tickets can be purchased in advance at the food bank or at the door.

​Tickets are $12.00 for adults; children under the age of six are free.

​We are also actively seeking sponsors to contribute their business cards along with a $10.00 donation, allowing their business cards to be placed on our placemats. (This is a highly encouraged means of allowing interested local businesses to help raise money and awareness for the Food Bank!)



                                            Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc.

​                    Helping Our Local Families with Care and Concern Since 1991

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ friendly HANDS FOOD BANK, INC​

​50 KING STREET, TORRINGTON, CT., 860 482-3338


hOURS: Monday THROUGH Thursday 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM