The Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, Inc. serves over 350 families in the towns of Norwood and Westwood. We encourage clients to use the pantry as a stepping stone toward independence. All clients are treated with respect and dignity, and services are confidential.

If you are not a Norwood or Westwood resident, the Greater Boston Food Bank can help you locate a pantry in your community.

Thanks to the Grace Episcopal Church, Chapel St., Norwood, for sponsoring a
3-mile community walk that raised $1648 for the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood .

The Norwood Rotary Club will be holding its annual Fall Coat Drive for neighbors in need, now through Saturday, November 12. Donations of clean, wearable coats for men, women, and children are welcome and will be passed on to local families at the Norwood Food Pantry.

Drop-off boxes are located at the Norwood police station (on the left in the front lobby), the Norwood Senior Center at 275 Prospect Street (just past the information desk), Lustra Cleaners at 157 Central Street, Norwood High School (main entrance lobby), and Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood (by front office entrance).

The results are in from Fox25 visit -- the pantry received over 240 boxes of cereal. A shout out goes to the Norwood Police Department, our biggest donor. A big thanks to the Pantry Team, led by Laurie McNeil.

The annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive took place in Norwood, Westwood, and 10,000 other communities across America on May 14. Thank you to all who participated.

Just go to AmazonSmile, and, after your sign in, direct your contribution to The Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood Inc. or Ecumenical Community Food Pantry Norwood.

SPECIAL NEED for cans of the following: chunky soup, tuna, beans, Spam or other canned meat, and fruit.

News and Events

Thanks to the Pantry's Walk for Hunger Team and also to donors to Stamp out Hunger The Walk for Hunger took place on May 1, 2016. You can still donate.

You can still donate to our Walk for Hunger team by logging on to:

- Click here for updates on our pantry.

Did you know?

  • The pantry opened in 1989 providing food to six clients.
  • We have a completely volunteer staff, giving many hours of their time each week to purchasing food, stocking shelves, sorting goods by expiration dates, cleaning, repairing, and handling administrative duties. Currently, we have over 100 volunteers involved in one or more of these activities.
  • Federal/USDA data, values food at $1.66 per pound. Fortunately we receive many donations of food rather than having to purchase all of the food we need.

Norwood and Westwood are extremely generous communities. We are fortunate to have these resources available to us. Thank you to all of you for all you do. Free Web Hosting Web Hosting