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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                    HOLIDAY HOURS

Last days to receive regular groceries before Thanksgiving distribution:

   Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 17 & 18,

 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Friday, Nov. 13, 8:30-Noon; Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 17 & 18, 10-1.  Please take donations to the garage door in the driveway.


West Haven residents who signed up can pick up their food on:

Monday, Nov. 23:  2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 24:  9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25:  9:00 a.m.-Noon.


WHEAT will close at noon on Nov. 25th and re open on Tuesday, December 1st.

   Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Message From the Executive Director
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is nearly here?  We're going full steam ahead to make up 350 Thanksgiving bags to distribute to West Haven residents in need.  We're providing extra food to folks this year to help them get through their difficulties  because of the impact the Corronavirus .  We are helping teachers who have been laid off; workers whose hours have been cut to part time; parents who need extra food since the kids are home all day; veterans without jobs, who are homeless and who have small amounts of benefits.   And then there are the seniors.  So many seniors who come down because their fixed income is eaten up by rising food and utility costs.
But the good news is your help in feeding all of these people.  The  generosity of our community never ceases to amaze me.  You've donated thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars since the pandemic, and increased your donations as Thanksgiving has approached.  I could never adequately express my gratitude for your efforts to keep WHEAT open for 45 years now.  
The best I can do is to offer a heartfelt "thank you" and to wish all of you a blessed, peaceful and happy Thanksgiving  inspite  of the obstacles COVID-19 may place on our celebrations.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
Rose Majestic, Executive Director

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Thanksgiving Food Donations for WHEAT
Tue, Nov 17
Nov 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wheat, 674 Washington Ave, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Our final push for Thanksgiving food: canned gravy, instant potatoes, brownie mix and canned vegetables. Food drop off at WHEAT on Friday, Nov. 13 from 8:30-Noon; Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 17 & 18 from 10-1. Call 203-931-9877 with questions. THANKS
"West Haven Rocks WHEAT"
Sat, Nov 14
Off Shore Restaurant
Nov 14, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Off Shore Restaurant, 852 Jones Hill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Drop off food at Off Shore Restaurant parking lot, 852 Jones Hill Rd., West Have on Saturday, Nov. 14th between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thanks to Yale West Campus and Councilman Barry Cohen for sponsoring this event.


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