Current Pantry Needs

Below is a list of the products currently needed by the Pantry. If you are participating in a community food and fund drive, or just dropping off items in our donation box, please consider the items on our current needs list below.

This list is always evolving so please check back from time to time.

non-perishable food on shelf

Food donations & other items we accept:

  • Unopened, unexpired, non-perishable food
  • Personal hygiene, cleaning supplies, pet food
  • Items from our Amazon Wish List
  • Please consider dropping your items off in reusable shopping bags
  • Plastic containers are preferred as many of our clients are elderly and walk to the pantry making heavy glass jars difficult for our neighbors to manage

Food Donation Guidelines

Please follow our Food Donation Guidelines to help ensure that your donation is appropriate and safe for distribution to our clients.

High Priority Needs

  • Family Sized Snacks 
  • Cereal Boxes – Assorted Brands – Sizes 10oz – 20oz 
  • Gluten-Free shelf-stable items 
  • Pasta – All kinds!
  • Baby Diapers Sizes 1 & 2
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Pet Food
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Plastic Bottles Sweet Relish
  • Canned Baked Beans 28 oz.
  • Suddenly Salad Boxes Any Variety

Current Needs

Baby Diapers

  • Baby Diapers Size 1
  • Baby Diapers Size 2
  • Baby Diapers Size 3
  • Baby Diapers Size 4
  • Baby Diapers Sizes 5 and 6
  • Baby Wipes

Pet Items

  • Dry Dog Food bags 6-10 pounds
  • Dry Cat Food bags 6-10 pounds
  • Cat Litter 10-15 pounds

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfectant wipes
  • All-purpose cleaner spray 32 ounces
  • Ajax or Comet cleansers

Grocery Store Gift Cards

Any amount

Amazon Wish List

Please ship directly to The Pantry at:
Franklin Food Pantry
BOX 288
279 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038

Currently Overstocked Items

We currently have an abundance of the following items, please do not donate:

  • Adult diapers
  • Feminine products

Personal Care Items

  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo (8oz – 24oz)
  • Conditioner (8oz – 24oz)
  • Disposable Razors, Individual (no blades please)
  • Body and Hand Lotion (8oz – 24oz)
  • Liquid Hand Soap (6oz – 24oz)
  • Scott brand WRAPPED ROLL 1000 Sheets per roll

Shelf Stable Items

  • White tuna
  • Assorted coffee 1 pound cans / Dunkin Donuts/ Starbucks Original Blend Ground Coffee 12 ounces
  • Hot Chocolate Box of 8, 1.38oz envelopes
  • Cereal Boxes – Assorted Brands – Sizes 10oz – 20oz
  • Gluten-Free items
  • Assorted Salad Dressings 9oz Plastic Bottles
  • Barbeque Sauce 18oz Plastic Bottles
  • Ketchup 20oz Plastic Bottles
  • Mustard 8oz – 12oz Plastic Bottles
  • Mayonnaise 15oz – 30oz Plastic Bottles

Kids’ Snack Items

  • Assorted bags of chips size 8oz – 10oz
  • Assorted Pop-tarts – individually wrapped
  • Assorted Cookies – 8oz – 12oz bag
  • Assorted Crackers 8oz – 12oz box
  • Pudding Cups 3.5oz each
  • Trail Mix / Assorted Nuts – any size
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Chef Boyardee assorted pasta 15oz can
  • Miscellaneous Fruit / Nut Bars – individually wrapped

Thank you for your support!