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 September 2019

Hellman’s Mayonnaise                                                           Spam

Carnation Evaporated Milk (No fat free Please)                    Toilet Paper

Vegetable Oil                                                                          Dinty Moore Beef Stew

Paper Towels                                                                          Tide Pods

Cereal Bars (Strawberry and Blueberry)                                  Apple Juice

Capri Sun Fruit Punch (Please no Roaring Waters)                Cookies

Corned Beef Hash                                                                   Kids Cereal

Real Honey                                                                              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                                              Canned Chicken

Sugar 1 lb. boxes (for storage)                                               Chili with Beans

Capri Sun Pacific Cooler (Please no Fruit Refreshers)          Minute Rice

Apple Sauce Cups (Motts Original Flavor)                             Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup

Kraft Parmesan Cheese                                                          Instant Coffee Regular

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna in water                                 Ground Coffee Regular

Dog Food Canned (Alpo or Pedigree)                                     Jelly- Grape or Strawberry

Please no Thanksgiving type Foods, we get an abundance of these are this time of year and our patrons really would love the staples they use daily

Items not needed by the Food Pantry at this time are:

Canned vegetables                                                                 Snack Pack (chocolate & Vanilla)

Cake Mix                                                                                 All Pasta

Quinoa                                                                                    Soups

Kidney beans, Black beans, Pinto beans, or Chick Peas.


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: asimplegesture.norwell@gmail.com, 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,