An elderly gentleman, who lives alone, visited the Pantry today. He told us “I only go to the Pantry, nowhere else. Your smiles make me feel welcome, safe and respected.” When we asked how he could see our smiles beneath our masks, he replied, “I see it in your eyes.”

Do your eyes smile?

If you need some help with groceries, please visit us.  We will be open on Wednesday & Friday, January 27th & 29th, from 9:00am-12:00pm.



Thanks to American Alarm & Communications, Inc., located in Auburn, MA and Versacon LLC, located in Lee, NH, we are excited to announce the launch of our new drive-up communication system!

This system has really changed our drive-thru operation! It allows our volunteers and staff to communicate with our clients easily and safely without concern for the weather or transmission of germs. These two companies provided their services at reduced costs and we are very grateful to them…more funds available to provide food to our neighbors who need a helping hand!



As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the difference we’ve made together…


Tracy is a single mom of five who lives in her own home in Shirley. She holds an advanced degree and until recently, had a great job.

“Because I knew there were many families struggling, I donated my stimulus check to the Pantry back in April. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I lost my job this past summer. I’ve never had to use a pantry before, but, I had bills to pay and my children to feed. Thanks to the generosity of so many wonderful donors and volunteers, my children and I enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner. There were only a few presents under our tree this year, but that didn’t matter because we received the best gift of all – the gift of hope! Thank you to everyone who supports the Pantry. You’ll never know how much of an impact you make.”

On behalf of Tracy and the many other families who depend upon the Pantry, my sincere thanks for your generosity this past year. My best for good health and peace in 2021!

Patricia A. Stern
Executive Director


Lifting and feeding our neighbors since 1983.