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:

“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.”

(this list updated August 20 2018 for our September 8th pickup:)

Juice Food 
Cranberry juice Skippy Peanut Butter (creamy)
Apple juice Spaghetti sauce (traditional)
Milk (not fat free) Sweet Cereal (Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms)
V-8 Cheeeze-Its
Capri – no lemonade or Roarin Waters Nutri-Grain cereal bars (strawberry or apple)
Ground coffee (pls no decf or flavored) Hormel Chile (with and without beans)
Instant coffee (regular) Bumble Bee Tuna (solid white in water)
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Cooking Aids Pastas
Vegetable oil Spam (canned)
White vinegar School snacks (All different types)
Sugar (1lb boxes) Soups (all types)
Carnation Evaporated Milk Peanut butter/Cheese sandwich crackers
Mayonnaise Corn Beef Hash
Syrup Cookies
Honey Granola bars
Canned chicken
Household Chef Boyardee (canned)
Toothpaste (Colgate or Crest please) Hershey bars
Liquid hand soap
Toilet paper Animals / Pets
Kleenex Wet dog food
Paper Towels Wet cat food
Wipes

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!

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