SPECIFIC Food DONATIONS FOR GRAB-N-GO BAGS NEEDED!
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 our Project Bread Walk for Hunger Team that directly benefits local food pantries and school programs.
Managing donations during is challenging! To ensure the food you are donating is not affected by the weather, we are requesting that you drop off items at 150 Chapel St. between 9 am and 12 noon on Wed, Thurs or Fri when a staff member can bring them inside.
If you wish to drop off a large donation (more than three bags) or wish to drop off at a different time, please email us at to schedule an appointment. We are unable to accommodate large donations without an appointment.
At this time we are only accepting donations for the items listed below, which will be given in our Grab-n-Go bags.
Items most in need, listed in order of need. Our inventory levels change weekly but at this time we have an adequate supply of canned soups and canned vegetables:
Canned Fruit (pineapple, pears, peaches, etc.)
Lemonade Mix (Signature 10 count, Countrytime
Coffee (Instant – Regular or Decaf)
Spaghetti Sauce (24 ounce jars)
Boxed Rice (Rice Pilaf, Near East, Rice a Roni, etc.)
Pasta (ziti, penne, rigatoni. spaghetti, etc.)
Canned White Albacore Tuna (5 ounce cans or small packs)
Small bags (3-5 pounds) of dry, bagged Pet Food also accepted.
Individual donations may be placed inside the pantry donation bin (no more than three bags). If you plan on dropping off more than three bags or running a food drive, please click here OR contact the donations manager at 781-291-3663.
Donations We Cannot Accept:
For safety and regulatory reasons, we cannot accept food donations that are open, homemade, damaged, unlabelled, expired or do not reflect Ingredients and expiration dates. In addition, we cannot accept clothing, household items and any type of medication (aspirin, cough medicine, etc.). If you are unsure about these guidelines please contact our Donations Manager.
Thank you so much for your donation and continued support.
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. You can either write your note to us on your check, or in the notes field in PayPal.
To make a donation, send your check to:
Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, Inc.
150 Chapel Street
Norwood, MA 02062
To donate by Paypal or credit card:
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