Reminder: Take part in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday

On Saturday, Southborough postal workers won’t just be delivering the mail, they’ll also be collecting bags of food as part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. All the food collected will go to the Southborough Food Pantry.

You can do your part by leaving a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox prior to your normal mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Here’s a list of items the Southborough Food Pantry currently needs:

  • Parmalat 1% Milk
  • Regular / Decaf Coffee/unflavored
  • Pancake Mix / Maple Syrup
  • Jelly
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Juice
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Individual Snacks
  • White Tuna
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Chili
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Soups/Chowders
  • Salad Dressing
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Detergent
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Zip Lock Baggies
  • Plastic Wrap / Tin Foil
  • Shampoo/Conditioner

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MarthaB
10 years ago

I left a bag (very sturdy) out by the mailbox. The mail came, but the bag wasn’t picked up. Did the dates change?

Joyce
10 years ago

I also left a bag out well before the mail delivery. I got my mail, but my bag of pantry items were not picked up. What’s up with that?

Karen
10 years ago

I asked my mail carrier about this a couple of years ago. Even though I got a flier about it in the mail, he told me he wasn’t aware of the pick up, and wasn’t sure how he would fit bags/boxes of donations in his truck.

Marjorie Coldwell
10 years ago

I am so sorry your groceries were not picked up by the mail carrier. Mine also were not picked up, yet a neighbor on the same block with the same carrier DID have hers collected!
If you would still like to donate items, there are collection locations at each of the churches in town:
Pilgrim Church – Side entrance facing Town Hall
St. Mark’s Church – Vestibule of Parish House
St. Anne Church – Entrance to Parish House
St. Matthew’s Church – Rectory Garage
First Community Church – Rear side entrance
Donations can also be left at any time in our collection bin inside the door at Walgreen’s Pharmacy on Route 9.
Thank you to everyone who donated on Saturday or tried to donate!
The summer ahead will be especially important for spontaneous donations as the donations from the schools will be stopping. You may go on vacation, but our clients are still here and needing support.
Please don’t forget us over the summer months.
Marjorie Coldwell, Food Pantry Coordinator for Pilgrim Church

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