Donate Food


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.

Food Donations


To ensure the food you are donating is not affected by hot or rainy weather, please drop off items in our donation bin located at 150 Chapel St. between 9 am and 12 noon on Monday thru Friday when a staff member can bring them inside.

If you wish to drop off more than three bags or drop off at a different time, please call 781-291-3663 or email us at to schedule an appointment. Unfortunately, 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:


  • Canned Pasta (Beefaroni or Ravioli)

  • Canned Fruit (Pineapple, Peaches, Mandarin Oranges,Fruit Cocktail, etc.) 

  • Spaghetti Sauce (24 -25 ounce jars are preferred)

  • Cold Cereals (Frosted Flakes, Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, Fruit Loops, Corn Flakes, Special K, Total, Life, Shredded Wheat, Granola, any Oatmeal, etc.)

  • Boxed Pasta (ziti, penne, rigatoni, macaroni, shells, cavatappi, etc.)

  • Canned Beef Stew, Hash, Chili, Chicken, SPAM

  • Boxed Rice Mixes (Rice Pilaf, Near East, Rice a Roni, etc.)

  • Canned White Albacore Tuna in water

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Jams/Jellies:  Raspberry, Marmalade, Blueberry, Grape, Strawberry, etc.


  • Soups (especially: Vegetable, Minestrone, Chunky Beef, Lentil, Any Low Sodium)

  • Chunky Peanut Butter

  • Canned Beans (Baked, Black, Red, etc.)

  • Brownie Mix, Ritz/Townhouse Crackers, Grahams, Cookies

  • Instant Pudding Mix (chocolate or vanilla) and Gelatin (Lime, Lemon, Orange)

  • Canned Vegetables (Peas, Corn, etc.)

  • Pet Food - Small bags (3-5 pounds) of dry/bagged or cans are much appreciated.  

  • Hygiene Items (dish and laundry detergent, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste) are also gratefully accepted.

NOTE:  The above suggested items are listed in order of need.  Our inventory level changes weekly especially in the summer so please check back with us for the most needed items. 


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, dented, unlabeled, expired or do not reflect ingredients and expiration dates.  In addition, we cannot accept clothing, household items and any type of medication or nutritional aids (aspirin, cough medicine, etc.).If you are unsure about these guidelines please click here to 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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