Food Pantry is in need of donations

The Southborough Food Pantry is asking for donations to help this summer.

Above: The Southborough Food Pantry is seeking donations to help their members in need. (contributed photo)

Many people think of fall and winter holidays as the time to donate food for people in need. But summer is often the toughest time for the Southborough Food Pantry. Organizers asked me to make readers aware of their increased need for donations.

They asked me to share the following message:

School has closed for the summer.

Families are leaving town for vacation homes.

The Southborough Food Pantry has 71 families, with 163 people who come to us for help with their food insufficiency. They aren’t going on vacation.

They are in Southborough all summer.

Please help us continue to care for their needs over the summer in any way that you can. Even a little can help.

The items on our list each week are some of the groceries that have the highest and fastest turnover in our inventory. They are needed constantly and in large numbers.

Please remember us when you shop or donate online to help us buy what we need.

Thank you for thinking of us.

Here is the list*:

Sensitive Laundry Detergent
Dish Detergent
Ziploc Gallon Freezer Bags
V8 Juice
All Purpose Cleaner
Alfredo Sauce
Chicken Broth Canned
Beef Broth Canned
Plastic Wrap
Club Crackers
Triscuit Crackers

Pancake Syrup
Dinty Moore or store brand beef stew
Hamburg Helper
Chef Boyardee Spaghetti & Meatballs
Ziploc Sandwich Bags
Green Olives
Canned Potatoes
Fruit Cocktail
Aluminum Foil
Pasta Sauce in Jars
Men’s Deodorant

Please remember to check the expiration dates before you donate. (Also, note that while it’s fine to donate multi-packs, please don’t donate jumbo/commercial-sized items, like giant jars.)

The food donations can be dropped off in the storage bins at the back entrance of Pilgrim Church, 15 Common Street.

Gift cards, cash or checks should be mailed to Southborough Food Pantry c/o Pilgrim Church, P.O. Box 281, Southborough, MA 01772.

You can also can donate online here.

For donations in future weeks, you can always check on the pantry’s latest needs by clicking on their ad on this blog (a larger version of the image left is located in the column right under recent comments). The ad links to their website, which includes their current needs list.

*Due to storage constraints, they ask for donors to please stick to the list of items they know they have need for.

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