Newtown Youth and Family Services

Assistance for Seniors

Prepackaged Lunches for Seniors

Please contact the Senior Center at 203-270-4310 to order prepackaged lunches.
Meals will be provided cold in containers that can be heated in your home microwave. The menu will follow the menu created for the Senior Center lunch program. Meals are provided for a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal (cash only at meal pick-up). If you are not registered for the congregate meal program at the Senior Center you can complete the registration form required by CW Resources, at the same time you pick-up your meal.

Dog and Cat Food for Pets of Seniors

If you have a dog or cat or know a senior who does and needs help getting food for their pet, contact FONS at the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Foundation. They will deliver.
Call FONS at 203-430-0633 or directly to CVH Foundation 866-620-8640.

Groceries: Senior Hours, Online and Delivery Options (as of 3/30/20)

BJ’s Wholesale Club: 8am-9am daily for Ages 60+, delivery via Instacart,

Caraluzzi’s: 6:30am-7:30am daily for shoppers 65+. Please be respectful and reserve this time to allow seniors to shop. All customers are welcome to shop 7:30am-8:00pm until further notice.

Costco: On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Costco warehouses will open from 8 to 9 a.m. for members ages 60 and older, and for those with physical impairments. During this early hour, the pharmacy will be open, but the Costco Food Court will not. Order online for delivery; local store delivery via Instacart. 

Walmart: Now through April 28 at least, Walmart stores will be open one hour early every Tuesday for customers age 60 and over. Most Walmart store hours begin at 7 a.m. daily nowadays, in which case the store would be open from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday strictly for older shoppers. Drygoods online order and delivery. (not groceries)

Big Y: 7 a.m to 8 a.m. daily for customers who are 60 and older, or who have compromised immune systems. Order online for delivery via Instacart.

ShopRite: Customers who are 65 and over can shop between 6 AM and 7 AM all nearby locations. Southbury offers online orders with pickup or delivery to Sandy Hook via

Stop & Shop: 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily for seniors and customers with compromised immune systems. Order online (Peapod) with delivery (not pickup) from Danbury Stop and Shop