Donate Food

SPECIFIC DONATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED EFFECTIVE – MAY 4TH!

The Norwood Food Pantry remains committed to the health, safety and well-being of our clients and volunteers during these unprecedented times. In response to recommendations by the CDC, the Greater Boston Food Bank and most importantly for the safety of the community, we have transitioned to pre-packaged bags containing essential non-perishable items augmented with perishable items such as milk, cheese, eggs, produce and meat selections.

 At this time, we are requesting that any monetary donations be made to the Greater Boston Food Bank https://www.gbfb.org/ways -to-give/ or to the Walk For Hunger Click here to donate to the Food Pantry Project Bread team. 

We have been able to increase our order from the Greater Boston Food Bank to accommodate the items for our “Grab-n-Go” bags, however at this time their inventory is very tight due to food supply chain issues and as you may have noticed, even the local grocery stores are struggling to stock their shelves with specific food items.

As such, if you choose to contribute to the Pantry, we would encourage donations only for the selected food items that are used to pack our Grab-n-Go bags. :

  1. Please do not travel to the stores just to pick up donated items- instead we suggest that you purchase a few donation items during your regular shopping trip, especially if they are on sale.
  2. Drop them off at the Stop & Shop donation box or the Pantry donation box located behind Grace Church at 150 Chapel St. on Sunday through Thursday.  Please do not drop off on Saturday morning as we are greeting clients and the parking is full.
  3. Contact the Pantry (781-291-3663) to arrange an appointment to drop off items.

We are currently only accepting the donations listed below for our Grab-n-Go bags:

  • Hash, Beef Stew, Chili
  • Canned Tuna (white albacore chunk or solid)
  • Cold (Boxed) Cereal 
  • Pasta (ziti, penne, rigatoni. macaroni, etc.)
  • Canned soup (especially chunky types, chicken noodle, veggie, beef, etc.)
  • Canned beans (ex: baked, black, chick peas, pinto, kidney, etc.)
  • Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables 
  • Canned fruit 
  • Canned chicken
  • Mac N Cheese
  • Boxed Rices (Rice Pilaf, Near East, Zatarains, Rice a Roni, etc.) 
  • Tea (black or green)
  • Coffee (ground or instant – regular or decaf)

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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