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 summer months:


Hellman’s Mayonnaise                                                          Spam

Carnation Evaporated Milk (No fat free Please)                    Toilet Paper

Vegetable Oil                                                                          Granola Bars (Chocolate Chip)

Paper Towels                                                                         Tide Pods

Cereal Bars (Strawberry and Blueberry)                                Apple Juice

Capri Sun Fruit Punch                                                            Cookies

Corned Beef Hash                                                                  Kids Cereal

Real Honey                                                                             Kids Snacks

Canned Fruit                                                                          Cranberry Juice

– Peaches                                                                               V8 Original Juice

– Pears                                                                                   Friskies Wet Cat Food

– Pineapple                                                                             Ajax/Dawn dish soap

– Mixed Fruit                                                                           Kleenex

Pickles Bread and Butter                                                       Canned Chicken

Sugar 1 lb. boxes (for storage)                                              Pickles Dill

Capri Sun Pacific Cooler                                                        Snack Pack (chocolate & Vanilla)

Minute Rice                                                                            Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup

Kraft Parmesan Cheese                                                         Instant Coffee Regular

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna in water                                 Ground Coffee Regular

One item not specifically requested, but we know is greatly appreciated is sun screen to protect kids from summer sunburns.

Items Not Needed

  • Dog Food (both canned or Dry)                                         Canned vegetables  
  • Pasta Sauce                                                                            All Pasta                                 
  • Quinoa                                                                                    Soups
  • Rice                                                                                         Cake mix                    
  • Healthy Cereal                                                                       Green beans, 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 of the Norwell Food Pantry

Hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!

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,