About The Community Kitchen of Torrington

Behind the Scenes At The Community Kitchen

Winters are especially hard on many members of our community.
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*Pre-Covid, 2019.

Proudly serving the residents of Litchfield County Connecticut, the Community Kitchen of Torrington, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) and has been in operation since 1983.  

Even though the Community Kitchen of Torrington, Inc. does not receive local, state or federal funding, we serve over 92,000 meals a year.

Breakdown of people served:

  • 10% Families
  • 50% Men
  • 40% Women
  • Over 200 children ages newborn to 18 

Our operating budget is supported solely by the generous donations from the public and through grants. Volunteers assist daily with food preparation, serving, clean up, and weekend coverage.

Feeling the love of Community

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Celebration of success
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Making people SMILE!

In normal times, the Community Kitchen of Torrington is more than just a site to receive a nutritious, hot meal. It is a place people come to for daily contact with others and a place that provides an opportunity for individuals to meet staff from area agencies and programs for assistance with the many needs and problems they experience. The soup kitchen serves people from all walks of life, including homeless individuals and families and the working disadvantaged, and the need for our services is increasing.

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Stories That Warm our Soul

Great people, great donations helps feed the community. Often surprises of fresh fruits and vegetables donated for consumers along with bread donations help ease food budgets that need to stretch every penny.

Marcia F.

Lisa Hageman, the director, is a pillar in the community of Torrington. She goes out of her way to help those in need and is a friend to all. She is one of God’s most beautiful Angels. There are not enough people like her in the world these days! Thank you for all you do, for EVERYONE!

Emily L.

There are so many dedicated people helping others there. It was a wonderful to see. Bless these people and all that they do.

Debbie K.

Lisa and her team are some of the most dedicated people seving the Torrington Community. Thank you for your endless dedication and service.

Eileen G

Caring and helping hands to those in need. Form people who care

Virginia C.

We couldn't survive without you. Many thanks to Lisa and all the rest of the many people involved.

Sally D.

It's there for you if you need it. The staff is very welcoming.

Nichole W.

Community Kitchen Leaders


Lisa Hageman

Executive Director

Board of Directors

George Craig


Regina DeLuca


Laura Lemieux


Marilyn Petitt


Board Members

Autumn Colleoni

Leigh Ganung

Donna Perreault

Jennifer Hull

Michele Marrin

Marilyn Maughan

Jack Dillon

Susan Kelley-Strom

Edward Wilmot

Paul Farley

During this Covid 19 pandemic, the Community Kitchen of Torrington continues to nourish food insecure people with daily nutritious lunch and breakfast. These meals are served through a kitchen window. Please consider helping us to meet the increased demand for meals. 

Help Us Provide The Basics!

Big or small, monthly or one-time, cash or food - every donation counts and helps us better serve our communities and their residents. Please consider making a donation today.


Social Interaction

Community Soup Kitchen - Dinner Meal

Nutritious Meals​


Community Awareness

Community Soup Kitchen of Torrington Certifications

The following certifications are held by Lisa Hageman - Executive Director of the Kitchen.