1 in 5 Children are Hungry in the United States. 


To Provide Supplemental Food to Low-Income Residents in Need.


The West Haven Emergency Assistance Taskforce (WHEAT) was founded in 1975 by the West Haven Clergy Association as a central place where West Haven residents in crisis could go for food, instead of going from congregation to congregation. The Clergy Association established WHEAT as a charity whose foundation is not based on just feeding people, but on the belief in social justice.


W.H.E.A.T. is a private, non-profit, 501c3 charity that exists on donations of food and funds from individuals, faith communities, educational, civic, and business organizations as well as grants from public and private foundations.


For 45 years our food pantry has been providing food and referral services to West Haven residents in need.  Currently we are helping 5,000 households, which includes 1,000 school-aged children.


WHEAT is a volunteer agency with a full-time executive director and two part-time employees. It is only through their hard work and the generosity of our community that WHEAT accomplishes its mission. The faithfulness of your support has kept our doors open even as the number of people who need us continues to grow each year.

Our collaborations have grown over the years and include Veterans Affairs, West Haven Community House, Yale New Haven Hospital Project Mothercare clinic, West Haven faith communities, West Haven Chamber of Commerce, West Haven Rotary Club, Alex’s Soup Kitchen, Project Hope Soup Kitchen, City of West Haven’s Mayor’s Advisory Commission and the West Haven Community​ Development Association.



Rose Majestic
Executive Director

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                    Hours of Operations

OPEN:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Pantry:  2:00-4:30 p.m.    Make sure you bring:

          -Photo ID

          -2 pieces of mail

          -Husky OR Social Security Cards OR Birth Certificates if there are more than 4 people in a household.


Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10:00-1:00.  Please take donations down the driveway to the white overhead door on the left.  


    WHEAT complies with all COVID required procedures:  You must wear a face covering, social distance, have your temperature taken upon entering the building and answer COVID health questions.

Message From the Executive Director
IAs we approach the summer months, we are slowly getting back to normal operations.  The pantry is  now open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:30 p.m. We are still complying with COVID recommendations:  wearing of face masks, temperature taking and COVID questions..
As more people are vaccinated, the number of residents coming to WHEAT is climbing back to our pre-COVID levels and we expect a larger increase as schools let out and parents come to us seeking extra meals to make up for the schools breakfast and lunch meals not offering during the summer break.
We are gratified by the continual flow of donations--both food and funds from all of you in the community.  It has helped us continue to meet the needs of West Haven families and individuals suffering from food insecurity, especially seniiors and children.
On the volunteer front, we haven't accepted new volunteers during the pandemic for safety reasons, but we're hoping to start adding new volunteers in September.  Please keep an eye out for our open house in September.

I wish you all a healthy and happy summer.
Rose Majestic, Executive Director



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