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Here's what IRIS has to offer

To prevent food insecurity for all clients, IRIS’s food pantry distributes 2,000 pounds of nutritious food each week to over 200 refugee and immigrant households in the greater New Haven area. A free “marketplace” offers all clients the chance to select additional linens, kitchen supplies, toys and books, and other household items.

The IRIS Food Pantry is located at 75 Hamilton ST, New Haven, CT 06511

It is open from 8:30-11:00am on wednesdays.

SUN (Services for Undocumented Neighbors) includes services that IRIS offers to immigrants and displaced people in the community who do not have Refugee immigration status. Undocumented immigrants are facing grim realities; evictions, deportations, medical/health insecurity, lack of food, and lack of employment as the economic collapse due to COVID-19 hit undocumented residents hardest. The SUN program aims to help our clients become strong self-advocates with an awareness of how to access what they need.
Our basic services revolve around – health, education, and food access with limited assistance in legal services.

“Our mission for this program is to connect clients to the resources they need to meet their basic needs and thrive in their communities. We aim for our clients to be able to advocate for themselves and their families. Our services are universal and focus on undocumented low-income people of color.”

To be eligible for this program community members must have arrived into the country in the last 2 years and live in the city of New Haven or surrounding towns – including West Haven, East Haven, Hamden, and North Haven. Please fill out this form to receive a call from our intake specialist and determine eligibility.

To learn more about the program, click here!

Community Resources Available in New Haven

Food Pantries, Holiday Meals, help with SNAP, and more
Resources to help you get a cell phone with information about providers in the area
Click here for a map of warming centers in the local area
Information of transportation options in the New Haven Area for those without vehicles
Community Clinics, Help with Health Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and more


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(203) 562 – 2095

Head office
235 Nicoll Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Hartford office
25 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106

IRIS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

EIN 06-0653044 

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