North Reading

Food Pantry

Our organization is entirely comprised of volunteers. Our Board of Directors includes people who volunteer on a regular basis, plus representatives of the churches in North Reading.

All of our volunteers must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be able to stand for two hours
  • Be able to read expiration dates on food labels (it's harder than you think!)
  • Be able to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Maintain confidentiality of our clients


Volunteers fill the following time slots on a regular basis:

  • Monday mornings, 8:00 - 10:30
  • First & Third Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30
  • Friday mornings, 11:00 - 12:30


These are some of the jobs that our volunteers do:

  • Sort food donations by type and expiration date
  • Stock shelves
  • Fill orders of fresh and frozen foods
  • Bag orders
  • Carry orders


We also need drivers, with a pick up truck, to drive to the Greater Boston Food Bank on Friday mornings.