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At Hands of Grace our mission is to help individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis meet their basic needs so that they can achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.  We offer help with food, clothing, and household goods.


We provide not only material items, but also a warm, supportive atmosphere based on the Love of Christ.


Hours of Operation


Tuesday and Wednesday

9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

DONATIONS - We are able to accept food and monetary donation as well as LIMITED household donations. Please CALL BEFORE bringing donations.

Thank you!

Hands of Grace is CLOSED Monday and Thursday through Sunday.

How to Qualify for Assistance

When times are toughest, individuals who don’t qualify for many government programs are often hit the hardest. The families we seek to serve face a short-term crisis in their lives due to reduced working hours, illness, divorce, death of a spouse/mate, domestic abuse, or significant unexpected increase in expenses. 

Food assistance will be provided to all who are in need to alleviate hunger.

  • Everyone seeking services, other than food assistance, are taken in by appointment after a referral from another area social service organization, school or church etc. Food assistance will be provided to all who are in need to alleviate hunger.

  • At each visit you will be helped by one of our volunteers as you go through our agency. 

  • All information taken at Hands of Grace is confidential and all of our volunteers that you will come into contact with have had confidentiality training.

By helping families meet their most basic needs our prayer is to open their hearts to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Agency Referral Form

If you are a referring agency please fill out the form and fax it to us at 860-738-9821. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.








In Season Clothing Only

Non-Perishable Food

​​​Pet Food

Paper Goods

Home Goods

Pots, pans, plates, small appliances, and silverware.

Towels, washcloths, linens, and blankets.


​Monetary Donations

All monetary donations are tax-deductible.

We do not accept - car seats, cribs,

personal pillows, mattresses,

books, furniture or decorative items.

If you would like to do a drive to support the ministry

at Hands of Grace, we would be glad share with

you our current needs.

Thank you.

All donations can be dropped off by appointment

Monday through Wednesday


Please - DO NOT leave items in the hall.

Clothing donations can be dropped off 24 hours a day,

7 days a week, in the Clothing Donation Shed at

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Prospect St. New Hartford CT

We do not have the ability to pick up donations.

Office: (860) 738-0299

Fax: (860) 738-9821

P.O. Box 145

8 Wickett Street

Pine Meadow, CT 06061

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                     THANK YOU

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  • Thrivent Financial Foundation

  • Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

  • Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation

  • Angel Tear Ministries Fund

  • The Petit Family Foundation

  • New Hartford Ambulance Explorers

  • New Hartford Lions Club

  • Canton Lions Club

  • New Hartford Elementary School

  • Bakerville Elementary School

  • Ann Antolini School

  • N.W. Regional #7

  • Saint John's Episcopal Church-New Hartford

  • Northwest CT Community Foundation: The Draper Foundation Fund

  • Our Lady of Hope Parish -New Hartford and Harwinton

  • North Congregational Church-New Hartford

  • New Hartford Garden Club

  • New Hartford Women's Club

  • St Michael's Church-Litchfield

  • New England District- LWML

  • The New England District LC--MS

  • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - St. Louis

  • Second Congregational Church of Winsted

  • First Church of Winsted

  • Valley Thrift Shop

  • Plus so many personal donations of time, talent and treasures.

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