978-772-4627 • 234 Barnum Road, Devens, MA

Donate Food

It takes a lot of food because the need is great!

  • In an average week, 11,500 lbs. of food is distributed to our neighbors in need
  • Over 539,000 lbs. of food was distributed last year
  • 697 families representing 1,841 individuals visited the Pantry last year
  • Those families made 5,306 shopping trips to the pantry

We depend upon your generosity to meet the growing need for nutritious food.

See the list of what we can and cannot accept if you are unsure about what to donate.

Most Needed Items

  • Ensure & Glucerna
  • Jelly & Jam
  • Coffee & Tea (no K cups)
  • Nuts
  • Shelf Stable Yogurt Pouches (such as GoGo Squeez Yogurtz)
  • Albacore Tuna
  • Diapers: size 5 & 6
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bed Pads
  • Grains (quinoa, barley, millet, buckwheat, etc.)
  • Condiments
  • Snacks & Gluten Free Snacks
  • Apple and Fruit Pouches
  • Flavored Rice
  • Menstrual Pads: Heavy Days & Light Days
  • Bar Soap
  • Depends: size small and medium unisex
  • Poise: #1,3, & 4

*Please refrain from donating extra-large “family” or “super-sized” food and personal care packaged items.

Organize a Food Drive

Contact the Food Coordinator for help planning your next food drive- we have lots of tools available, from theme ideas, to reusable grocery bags to help you transport the food to the pantry, and more!

Learn how to join or start a Neighborhood Food Project in your neighborhood.

Donation Drop-Off Times

Donations may be dropped off at the loading dock of the Pantry during any Open Pantry Session or during stocking session.

Open Pantry Hours
Wednesday, Friday 9:00am to 12pm
(Closed Friday before Saturday session)
First Tuesday 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Third Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm

Open Pantry Dates
April 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 20, 24, 26
Closed Friday, April 19th

May 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 15, 18, 22, 24, 29, 31
Closed Friday, May 17th

June 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, 19, 21, 26
Closed Friday, June 14th and Friday, June 28th

Weather Related Closings
For weather-related closings, please check for news posts here on the website, follow us on Facebook or call us at 978-772-4627 to listen to a recorded message.

Download or print the pantry calendar (PDF)

Food Drives

Please contact the Food Coordinator to schedule a drop-off date.

Stocking Sessions

1st Tuesday of the Month 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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