Donate Food

We gratefully accept donations of non perishable food. Look for one of our donation bins at the local grocery stores or at the library.  Additionally, the pantry accepts donations on:

  • Thursday mornings between 8:30 and 11 AM
  • Friday morning between 8:30 and 11 AM
  • Saturday mornings between 8:30 and 11 AM

Feel free to contact us for more information, or to arrange a different drop off time, or if you have perishable food. Please make sure that all donated food has not been opened and is not expired.

Holiday Food Drive Items that are needed to fill out our pantry inventory for the next few months;
  • Pasta (Ziti, Rigatoni, Penne, Macaroni, Shells, etc.)  At the moment we have enough Spaghetti.
  • White (Albacore) Tuna
  • Canned Meats (Beef Stew, SPAM, Hash, Chicken, Chili, Small Ham)
  • Canned Veggies (Peas, Green Beans, Corn, Carrots)
  • Applesauce (small jars – 24 oz, or 6 pack – 24 oz)
  • Cranberry Sauce (whole or jelly)
  • Broth or Stock  (beef, chicken, vegetable)
  • Vegetable Soup, Vegetable Beef Soup or Clam Chowder
  • Reusable shopping bags are always welcome
We always need the following items and encourage donors to wait and purchase them on sale:
  • Canned Vegetable Beef Soup, Chunky Soups and Chowders
  • Canned meats (Spam, Hash, Chili, Stews, Chicken)
  • Canned Chili, Beef Ravioli, Beefaroni
  • Canned White (Albacore) Tuna
  • Canned Fruit ( Peaches, Pears, Fruit Cocktail, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Mangoes, etc. )
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes, Au Gratin and Scalloped Boxed Potatoes
  • Juice (Cranberry, Cran-Raspberry, Apple, etc.)
  • Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce
  • Peanut butter, grape jelly and all jams
  • Tomato Products (Sauce-small, Paste-small, Diced-small, Stewed-small, Whole, Pureed, Crushed, Spaghetti sauce)
  • Pasta and Rice
  • Cold and hot cereals
  • Cake, Brownie and Pancake mixes
  • Ground and Instant Regular Coffee
  • Black (Orange Pekoe) Tea and Herbal Teas
  • Gluten Free food products

How to Donate Money

The Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so your contribution is fully tax deductible. All contributions will be acknowledged. Donations can be made in honor of a special occasion or in memory of someone.

To make a donation, send your check to:

Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, Inc.
150 Chapel Street
Norwood, MA 02062

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