Donate Food

What to Donate?

At the Franklin Food Pantry, we appreciate your donations and contributions. To ensure the safety of our clients, we accept unopened, unexpired, non-perishable foods, plus personal hygiene, cleaning supplies, and pet food. Please follow our Food Donation Guidelines to help ensure that your donation is appropriate and safe for distribution to our clients.

Also, see our Current Pantry Needs list and items on our Amazon Wish List.

How, When and Where to Donate Food

There are three ways to make your food donation:  

1. Bring Food to The Pantry

  • Bring non-perishable food to 341 W. Central Street and place your donation in the Big Purple Bin (a.k.a. the Purple People Feeder) located on the loading dock at the rear of the building.
  • For food safety reasons and to discourage insects and pests, do not leave donations outside the bin or elsewhere on the property. Food left outside the bin will be thrown away.

2. Ship Directly to The Pantry 

  • Donate via The Pantry’s Amazon Wish List, and Amazon will ship directly to The Pantry.
  • Ship non-perishable items to:
    Franklin Food Pantry
    c/o Postal Center
    279 E Central St PMB 288
    Franklin, MA 02038

3. Schedule a Drop-off

Resources for Other Types of Donations

Here is a list of organizations that accept items like clothing, household goods, and furniture.

American Veterans
Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation New England
Vietnam Veterans of America

Thank you for your support!