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.


WHEAT will be giving out food twice a month .


Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:00-4:30 and Thursday from 1:00-4:30 p.m.  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

Inflation is all around us these days.  Increases in utilities, fuel, and food are taking a big bite of everyone's income, especially the underemployed and those on fixed incomes.
WHEAT is trying to help ease the burden of not having enough food by distributing food twice a month to residents who come to us.  We can do this due to your generosity during the holiday season and an increase in food bank donations.
Please help us spread the word that WHEAT is open and here for everyone.  
For more information, call 203-931-9877 or email
Stay warm and safe.
Rose Majestic, Executive Director


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