Current Needs

While we are grateful for any kind of support we receive, monetary gifts are encouraged so that we can supplement canned and boxed food donations with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meats. They also enable us to manage our inventory more efficiently, buy essentials that are not collected in food drives, and meet community need all year long. And, we buy food from the Greater Boston Food Bank for a fraction of what it costs in the grocery store. Learn more.

Food/Personal/Household Item Donations

If your preference is to donate goods, below is a list of the products currently most needed by the Pantry. If you are participating in a community food and fund drive, or just dropping off some items in our donation box, please consider the items mentioned here. Refer to our Food Donation Guidelines when gathering your items. Thank you!

Canned fruit
White tuna
Laundry detergent
Feminine hygiene products
Toilet paper


Reusable shopping bags (new or gently used)

Please check the dates on all items. We cannot accept expired food.  We receive thousands of pounds of outdated products each year. The sheer volume creates a lot of extra work for volunteers because they check expiration dates on every item. And, inevitably, more work and resources are required to dispose of the expired food. Thank you for helping us prevent excess waste as well as volunteer burnout.




updated 2/16/17