Hands On Hartford

  • Make a meal. Change a life.
  • From garden to ... pantry.
  • At our pantry, guests shop.
  • Care begins with health.
  • You make a difference.
  • Backpacks put smiles on faces.
  • Café at Fifty-five now open!

In partnership with you, Hands On Hartford puts caring into action. Here's how:

MANNA Food and Neighborhood Services

MANNA provides basic needs to thousands of individuals in Hartford each month.

HOH Housing

HOH Housing provides supportive services, including case management, counseling, and rental support for people living with complex health issues, including HIV/AIDS, and living in their own apartments.

Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement program connects individuals and volunteer groups to meaningful service opportunities at Hands On Hartford and partnering organizations.

Faces of Homelessness

The Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau is a public education program that works to promote advocacy, understanding, and service.

The Café at Fifty-Five & Caterers Who Care

A café with a cause.
Full-service catering at our place or yours.

Your Kitchen. Your Space.

Our licensed commercial kitchen is available for shared use membership, and convenient and comfortable meeting spaces are available for your next meeting or event.

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Upcoming Events

Foodshare’s Walk Against Hunger

May 9th, 2020 - 10:00am

Join the team in our fight against hunger and food insecurity in Hartford.  The Walk Against Hunger steps off at 10 in the morning on May 9 (registration/check-in starting at 8:30am). This is a great family-friendly event where thousands of folks come together to make a difference in our community.  Don’t miss Hartford’s Proud Drill, […]

News and Views

COVID 19 Report: Monday on the Front Lines at Hands On Hartford

March 29th, 2020

COVID 19 Report: Monday on the Front Lines at Hands On Hartford So much is going on at our Center for Community, it’s hard to know where to start.  As I walk through the building on Monday this week, I am proud of the team that’s helping so many of our neighbors and simply grateful […]

Update In Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18th, 2020

Dear Hands On Hartford volunteers, donors and friends, We have seen an incredible outpouring of support for the most vulnerable folks in our community over the past several days.  Thank you all for reaching out with such generosity.  We know how much you care about our Hartford neighbors and coming together and acting in solidarity […]

Holiday Happenings

January 6th, 2020

Dear Friends, Does anyone feel breathless from the holidays?  We certainly do here at Hands On Hartford!  What a wild and wonderful ride the holidays have been for our team as we gathered in the community to make things brighter for our neighbors.  And we are so grateful for the support of our sponsors, donors […]