Hands On Hartford

  • Make a meal. Change a life.
  • From farm 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 struggling with illnesses 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 & Catering

Great coffee. Great food. Great Neighbors. Catering at your place or ours.

Your Kitchen. Your Space.

Our first-rate commercial kitchen and convenient and comfortable meeting spaces are available for your next enterprise, meeting or event.

See All

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events. Check back later for updates.

News and Views

Holiday Giving

January 12th, 2018

As is usual at this time of year, we are feeling overwhelmed here at Hands On Hartford, but overwhelmed in a good way.  Over the past month, we have seen so many friends, both old and new, providing an incredible outpouring of support for our Hartford neighbors.  Over 70 groups and individuals brought in-kind donations […]

Harvest Supper 2017

October 10th, 2017

Last Thursday’s Harvest Supper was a resounding success and lots of fun!  Please visit our Facebook page for lots of photos of the event, thanks to our photographer (and Backpack Nutrition Program coordinator) Tabatha Cosme.  For those who weren’t able to attend, guests partook of beer tastings from Hog River Brewery, delicious soup, salad and […]

Let’s Talk About Crêpes!

August 18th, 2017

[In addition to specialty coffee and tea, paninis, salads and sandwiches, The Café at Fifty-Five, here at 55 Bartholomew Avenue in Hartford, offers sweet and savory crêpes for breakfast, snacks and lunch.  Kathleen  has a few things to share about crêpes today!] “Crêpe” is pronounced with a flat e as in “bed.”  That was news […]