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

  • Assorted Bags of Chips 8-10 oz.
  • Assorted Cookies and Crackers 8-12 oz.
  • Assorted Boxes of Cereal 10–20oz 
  • Gluten-Free Shelf-stable Items 
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toothpaste
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Pet Food
  • Kitty Litter

Current Needs

Baby Diapers

  • Baby Diapers Sizes 1 – 6
  • Baby Wipes

Pet Items

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

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • All-purpose Cleaner Spray 32 oz.
  • Ajax or Comet Cleansers

Baking Needs

  • White and Brown Sugar
  • Flour
  • Assorted Baking Mixes (Brownies, Cakes, Cookies)
  • Frosting
  • Baking Powder, Baking Soda
  • Assorted Extracts, Spices, and Seasnonings

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 8–24 oz.
  • Conditioner 8–24 oz.
  • Disposable Razors, Individual ( Not Razor Blades)
  • Body and Hand Lotion 8-24 oz.
  • Liquid Hand Soap 6-24 oz.
  • Scott Brand WRAPPED Toilet Paper (1000 Sheets Per Roll)

Shelf Stable Items

  • White Tuna
  • Assorted Coffee Cans 1 pound
  • Dunkin Donuts/ or Starbucks Original Blend Ground Coffee 12 oz.
  • Assorted Salad Dressings 9 oz.Plastic Bottles
  • Assorted Suddenly Salad Boxes
  • Barbeque Sauce 18 oz. Plastic Bottles
  • Ketchup 20 oz. Plastic Bottles
  • Mustard 8-12 oz. Plastic Bottles
  • Sweet Relish 12.7 oz. Plastic Bottles
  • Mayonnaise 15-30 oz. Plastic Bottles
  • Assorted Pasta

Kids’ Snack Items

  • Assorted Bags of Chips 8–10 oz.
  • Assorted Pop-tarts – Individually Wrapped
  • Assorted Cookies – 8–12 oz.
  • Assorted Crackers 8-12 oz.
  • Pudding Cups 3.5 oz.
  • Trail Mix / Assorted Nuts – Any Size
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Assorted Chef Boyardee Pasta Cans  15 oz.
  • Assorted Individually Wrapped Fruit / Nut Bars

Thank you for your support!