What the Food Pantry Needs – the latest

Thanks for checking in, meeting the needs of the needy.  Here’s what the Norwell Food Pantry needs now in the fall months:


Simple Gestures Needed Items November 2019

Toilet Paper                                                                            Apple Juice

Cookies                                                                                    Corned Beef Hash

Canned Chicken                                                                      Brownie Mix

Hellman’s Mayonnaise                                                           Spam

Carnation Evaporated Milk (No fat free Please)                    Toilet Paper

Vegetable Oil                                                                          Dinty Moore Beef Stew

Paper Towels                                                                          Kraft Parmesan Cheese

Capri Sun Fruit Punch (Please no Roaring Waters)                Kids Cereal

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna in water                                 Minute Rice

Ground Coffee Regular (please no Decaf)                             Kids School Snacks

Canned Fruit                                                                           Cranberry Juice

– Peaches                                                                     V8 Original Juice

– Pears                                                                                     Friskies Canned Cat Food

– Mixed Fruit                                                               Ajax/Dawn dish soap

– Mandarin Oranges                                                   Kleenex

Pickles (Bread and Butter & Dill)                                           Chili

Sugar 1 lb. boxes (for storage)                                               Instant Coffee Regular

Capri Sun Pacific Cooler (Please no Fruit Refreshers)                       Real Honey

Spaghetti Sauce Jar (Marinara or Traditional Please)                       Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup

Dog Food Canned & Dry (Alpo or Pedigree)                          Chicken Broth

Quick Breads (Banana, Blueberry)                                         Crackers (Cheese-itz, Ritz, Saltines)

Pringles                                                                                   Mushrooms (canned)


Items not needed by the Food Pantry at this time are


Please no Thanksgiving type Foods, we get an abundance this time of year and our patrons are in need of the daily staples.

Please remember to try and avoid family size or jumbo-sized items, these are difficult for us because many patrons are unable to use or store large containers before they go bad and we are unable to divide and share between multiple patron and we have limited storage.

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: [email protected], or tell us on our Contact Us page.  We love students from 7th grade to 12th grade to develop good community service habits, and appreciate their energy for sorting and eyes for checking expiration dates!

Thank you all so much for participating in this program. This program has been a life changer for all the patrons and volunteers of the Norwell Food Pantry.

Thank You,

All the Volunteers of the Food Pantry

“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,