North Reading

Food Pantry

*​WE CANNOT ACCEPT FOOD THAT IS PAST THE EXPIRATION DATE ON THE PRODUCT*

 Other needed items:

  • Health and Beauty Aids
  • Household Cleaners
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & Conditioners
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Laundry Products 
  • Sanitary Products

We can accept:

  • Shelf-stable products
  • Shelf stabled dairy and juice that have a usable shelf life per the manufacturer
  • Excess inventory from promotions, seasonal merchandise, and national or private-label products
  • Excess food products from tradeshows


We cannot accept:

  • Packaged perishable and frozen foods
  • Unlabeled products or products removed from its original packaging
  • Damaged products or products that have exceeded shelf life (expired)
  • Repackaged or opened products
  • Prepared food that has been exposed to public self-service
  • Product that has been thawed
  • Food containing alcohol

Most Needed Food:

  • Hearty stews & chowders
  • Chili
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Side dishes 
    • ​​rice & pasta
    • i.e. Knorr/Rice a Roni
  • Spaghetti Sauce (Jar)
  • Salad Dressing
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Kids School Snacks 
    • granola bars, fruit cups, cheez its etc
  • Juice Boxes 
  • Coffee
  • ​White Tuna 
  • Condiments
  • Sweetened Cereal 
  • Cake Mixes & Frosting
  • Brownie and Cookie Mixes
  • Sugar 







page edited 10/2018