What the Food Pantry Needs – the latest

If when you clicked “needed” you were thinking we need drivers or volunteer sorters for our next pickup, of course we do!  Just drop us a note: asimplegesture.norwell@gmail.com, or tell us on our Contact Us page.

Food preferences:   If you are organized and disciplined, you probably have a bag all ready to be picked up, with one item donated from each trip to the store.  But if you’re like us, you may make a trip to the store this week to fill your cool green bag.  This page update is for you:  Here’s what we’re hearing are the top items needed from the Norwell Food Pantry:

Drinks:

  • Ground and Instant coffee (please no decaf or flavored)
  • Apple Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • V-8 Tomato Juice
  • Carnation instant milk – No Fat Free

Non-Perishables:

  • Oreo Cookies
  • Chips Ahoy cookies
  • Nutri Grain bars – strawberry or blueberry
  • School snacks
  • Quick breads – banana, cranberry, cinnamon
  • Hershey Syrup
  • Maple syrup – original
  • Honey
  • White Minute Rice
  • Deviled ham
  • Canned chicken
  • Beef stew
  • Spaghetti sauce-marinara or traditional- only
  • Canned tomatoes-crushed
  • Canned tomatoes – kitchen ready
  • Canned tomatoes – whole peeled
  • Bread & Butter pickles
  • Canned olives
  • Canned mushrooms
  • Mayonnaise

Cooking Aids:

  • Oil
  • 1 lb. boxes of sugar
  • White vinegar

Non-food Items:

  • Mouthwash
  • Bar soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kleenex
  • Baby Wipes
  • Tide Pods
  • Comet/Ajax powder

Cat/Dog Food:

  • Canned cat food

Pedigree or Alpo dog food

Please try and stick to regular size items.    Family size or BJ size bottles are hard for these folks to use, as they really don’t like to waste.

If when you clicked “needed” you were thinking we need drivers or volunteer sorters for our next pickup, of course we do!  Just drop us a note: asimplegesture.norwell@gmail.com, or tell us on our Contact Us page.  We love to help students from 7th grade to 12th grade develop good community service habits, and also like their energy for sorting and eyes for checking expiration dates!

“The Food Pantry is so thankful for everything this program has been able to give to the patrons in this town and the pantry volunteers. Because of this program we are able to focus on our patrons and some of their needs outside of the food that has always been given out. Our patrons love the monthly special item and always brighten up when its something that can help their home. Some of the extra items we have done recently or are doing soon include trash bags, zip lock bags, sun screen, bug spray, (summer items) and healing lotions.  We have also been able to continue with our weekly deli meats, cheese and bread, and our monthly diaper give out.”

If your personal charitable giving includes community service organizations like ours, we hope you’ll donate to help defray our ongoing costs,