**All 12 DSS Field Offices are now available for pick-up and drop-off of applications/forms; filling out applications/forms on-site; general information; questions & answers; and picking up of EBT cards & income verifications. Lobby hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Drop-boxes are also available.  Please note:  no in-person assistance such as interviewing and eligibility determination available yet, due to pandemic safety guidelines.  Visitors, please wear masks and observe safe social distancing.  For office locations, please visit www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices .

 **Response time at our telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT) is currently longer than usual.  Thank you for your patience.

 **24/7 access:  Customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.


Nutrition Assistance Programs


Jana Engle, TEFAP Coordinator
Connecticut Department of Social Services
55 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-3730
Tel. (860) 424-5429, Fax (860) 424-4979
email: Jana.Engle@ct.gov

Daniel Gomez, COO & Interim CEO
Connecticut Food Bank, Inc.,
2 Research Parkway
Wallingford, CT  06492
Tel: (203) 469-5000, Fax: (203) 469-4871

Jason Jakubowski, President and CEO 
Foodshare, Inc.
450 Woodland Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002-1342
Tel: (860)  286-9999, Fax (860) 286-7860