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. Please be mindful to donate items in single-serve, plastic containers.  Glass jars are heavy, breakable, and are difficult for our neighbors to manage.  Thank you!

High needs:

Pasta!  All kinds in 1 pound boxes.


Family Sized Snacks

Cereal Boxes – Assorted Brands – Sizes 10 oz – 20 oz

Dishwasher Detergent – Cascade Tablets/Powder/Gel or similar brands


Disinfectant  wipes

Baby Diapers:

  • Baby Diapers Size 1
  • Baby Diapers Size 2
  • Baby Diapers Size 3
  • Baby Diapers Size 4
  • Baby Diapers Size 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

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

Cleaning Supplies:

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

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 10 oz – 20 oz
  • Gluten Free items
  • Assorted Salad Dressings 9oz Plastic Bottles
  • Barbeque Sauce 18oz Plastic Bottles
  • Ketchup  20oz Plastic Bottles
  • Mustard 8-12oz Plastic Bottles
  • Mayonnaise 15-30oz Plastic Bottles

Kid’s Snack Items:

  • Assorted bags of chips 8oz-10oz Size
  • Assorted Pop-tarts – individually wrapped
  • Assorted Cookies – 8 oz – 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  15 oz can
  • Miscellaneous Fruit / Nut Bars – individually wrapped

Grocery Store Gift Cards (any amount)

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.)

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 10/5/2022