Run by the Christian Community Service Organization of North Reading (CCS), the North Reading Food Pantry is currently located in the North Reading Town Hall. The Food Pantry has been in operation since 1996, with an all-volunteer staff and board. The North Reading Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. It is an arm of Christian Community Service. All donations are tax-deductible.
The mission of Christian Community Service is to provide assistance to local persons in their time of need; "assistance" is defined as emergency financial support and/or the use of the resources of the food pantry. We also help provide unified spiritual enrichment to the community, including ecumenical events, such as Christmas on the Common, and an Easter Sunrise Service. We serve more than 100 local families on a regular basis. CCS/ North Reading Food Pantry is grateful for the support of the entire community in making these programs work for all of us.
The Food Pantry is getting a new, permanent home! Learn more about what a dedicated space will mean for the food pantry and the North Reading Community.
The Food Pantry helps households in need on a regular basis. In addition to the pantry, Christian Community Services (CCS) provides many additional services throughout the year.
All of these programs are available due to the contributions we receive from the community. From big food drives, such as the Post Office "Stamp Out Hunger" day, to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign in the North Reading Transcript, we rely on the generosity of donors like you.