The Vets Food Pantry  Hours:

 Wednesdays 1:00-5:00 p.m.

First and Third Sundays  11:00-2:00 p.m.


Helpful Donations:

  • Cash gift cards

  • Gas gift cards-for Food Bank pick ups.

  • Grocery store gift cards

  • Pasta

  • Chicken

  • Tuna

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly

  • Macaroni and Cheese

  • Toilet paper

  • Wipes (for babies)

  • diapers

Pantry News

VBC Food Pantry's   Response Measures 



Effective March 24'th , 2020

To our Veterans , First Responders (effective 6/24/20) their family members and Volunteers,


      We  have  increased our safety protocols to follow the CDC and Connecticut Food Banks'  COVID 19  

       guidelines to protect our  guests who visit the Pantry, our volunteers who work tirelessly to run the         Pantry and those who live at the Base Camp.  When you arrive at the Camp to pick up your order, please 

       remain in your car and one of our volunteers will meet you to give you instructions.  Please be advised that

       we cannot accept boxes or bags for your food order, but will pack your orders in boxes or bags that have

       been distributed by the Food Bank for that purpose.  Working with all the new guidelines is a constantly

       evolving process, as is increasing our number of trips per week to the Food Bank to have enough food to

        meet the present growing need.  Please be patient with us as we adjust to the learning curve and adapt to

       serve you better and safer.  

2.   Click the link above for the list.  Fill it out  and email it to the address below or if you can't for some reason,           then make a grocery list from our  Pantry List and email it to the following email address:



3.    We will make our best effort to have your food ready for you  when you come to pick  it  up. This  allows us           to pack your food and allows guests to "social distance"  and not have  to risk exposure by waiting in line or            coming into the Food Pantry.  

4.   If you do not have access to the internet, come to the Pantry and we will meet you at your car and have                 an order form ready;   you can then tell what our volunteer  what you would like to order.  They will then                 take the form in and pack  up your order and bring it out to you.  This will take longer though.

       We value, appreciate and want to serve every person who comes to our Pantry, and want to insure both               your continued health and safety as well as the that of the veterans and their children who stay at the                   Base Camp. If you have any questions, please give me a call: Cindy: (860)786-7163.

       We are all in this together!


       Thank you and God bless you all!

       The VBC Team


       If you have any questions, FB message VBC on our FB page or call us at (860)786-7163 or email me at           


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Supporting Veterans & First Responders

and our Community

Veterans Base Camp 

108 England Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Tel: 860 786-7163

Office Hours: 9:00-4:00,  M, W-F or by appt.


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