Christian Community Service | P.O. Box 626 | North Reading, MA 01864

978-276-0040

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Donation Drop Off Locations

NR Post Office

Stop & Shop


Flint Memorial Library -- TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Town Hall Foyer - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Current food pantry needs

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Most Needed Food Items

  • 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 

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...

  • WE CAN NOT ACCEPT FOOD THAT IS PAST THE EXPIRATION DATE ON THE PRODUCT.
  • 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

***COVID-19 PANDEMIC: UPDATED LIST 5/27/2020***

Please check back frequently as our list will change weekly based on availability through the Greater Boston Food Bank and community needs.

5/27/2020: MOST NEEDED ITEMS

  • All purpose cleaner
  • Paper towel 
  • White tuna
  • Fruit cocktail/mixed fruit cans
  • Canned Diced tomatoes
  • Canned mixed vegetables and canned carrots
  • Chicken broth


Please note that drop off locations are limited due to library and town hall closures. You may drop off your donations at the North Reading Post Office and Stop & Shop only. 


***Please note that as always we cannot accept expired food. ***


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!