Current Needs

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.  Please keep in mind as you drop off donations, that many of our clients are elderly or walk to the pantry.  Smaller sized items are easier for our neighbors to manage.

High needs:
Scott brand WRAPPED ROLL 1000 sheets per roll

Baking Items:

  • flour (2-5 pounds),
  • sugar (2-5 pounds)
  • Vegetable Oil (24-48 ounces)
  • foil
  • saran wrap
  • ziplock bags
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • vanilla
  • cake mixes
  • cake icing

Cleaning Supplies:

  • cleaning wipes
  • all-purpose cleaner spray 32 ounces
  • Ajax or Comet Cleansers

Shelf Stable Items:

  • white tuna
  • Suddenly Salad pasta side dishes
  • 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 10 oz – 20 o

Kid Items:

  • Individual Juice Boxes 6-6.75oz each (highest need)
  • Macaroni and Cheese boxes 7.25oz each
  • Chef Boyardee assorted pasta  15 oz can
  • Assorted Pop-tarts – individually wrapped
  • Rice Krispies Treats .78oz bars
  • Snack size bags of chips 1-2oz bags
  • Ramen Noodles Chicken Flavor 3 oz bags
  • Pudding Cups 3.5oz each

Grocery Store Gift Cards (any amount)

Personal Care items

  • 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

We currently have an abundance of the following items. Please do not donate:

  • Adult Diapers
  • Feminine Products
  • Perishable items (we continue to receive perishable items like milk, salad, and half-eaten foods in our donation bin. We can not accept those donations.)
  • Dog and cat food

Thank you for understanding!

We have also created an Amazon Wish list for general donation items to the pantry. Please visit here if you’d like to donate.

You can ship to:

Franklin Food Pantry
BOX 288
279 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038

Please consider dropping your items off in reusable shopping bags. Thank you for your support. 

We cannot accept expired food or perishable items. Please check the dates on all items. Nor can we accept medicines, baby formula or vitamins of any kind, including over-the-counter. We also do not accept any home goods (clothes or household supplies.) We are giving out specific items to our neighbors at this time please review our list before you donate. Thank you. 



updated 1/3/2022