Tewksbury Community Pantry

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The Tewksbury Community Pantry provides short and long-term food assistance to Tewksbury residents in financial need and to people who are referred to the Pantry by Tewksbury clergy and the town clerk's office. Confidential assistance is given to everyone who receives food from the Pantry.

Anyone seeking food assistance should call (978) 858-2273. Leave a message and your call will be returned. Voice mail messages are retrieved on a weekly basis.

Directions: The Pantry is located at 999 Whipple Road on the grounds of the Department of Public Works. From the center of town at the gazebo, take Pleasant Street to the end. Take a left on to Whipple Road. Drive .5 of a mile and turn right on Pine Street. Take the first right into the DPW. The Pantry is the first building on the left. Click here for additional directions: DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Applying for Assistance
Tewksbury residents in financial need are eligible to apply. Applications are available from:

* The Pantry Building or scroll down to the link below the distribution dates
* Any Tewksbury Church
* The Town Clerk's Office at the Town Hall
* The Senior Citizen's Center on Chandler Street

All of us at the pantry would like to send a warm thank you to everyone who has made donations of food, cash, gift certificates and time and effort as volunteers! The Tewksbury Community Pantry is very fortunate to have so many out there helping to keep the pantry running. If not for the amazing efforts of so many we would not be able to provide the food we do to those in need in Tewksbury. We are truly blessed to have so many local organizations and business help through their fundraising efforts and amazing generosity. In addition to so many citizens from in and around Tewksbury giving cash donations, we are so grateful for all the food drives from schools, churches, businesses, organizations and families. Please know that we make every effort to thank each and every one of you for your cash and food donations. If you haven’t received a thank you, perhaps because there was no mailing address or something got lost in the mail, we apologize and take this time to personally thank you and want you to know without all of you, we would not be able to provide the food we do for those in need!


Tewksbury Dental Associates
Annual Food Drive
For
Tewksbury Community Pantry

The Pantry would like to thank the Tewksbury Dental Associates for running their annual food drive to help our friends and neighbors in need this holiday season!
Please stop by their office at 1438 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876 anytime during their regular business hours from now through
November 14th to drop off your donation.
For every donation and every "like" on their Facebook
home page, you can enter their patient raffle for a basket full of fall treats.
You do not need to have an appointment to enter, but please stop by to say hello and get your raffle entry.

They are open Columbus Day from 8-5.

FOOD ITEMS
All Canned Goods, Peanut Butter, Jam, Jelly
Cold & Hot Cereals, Pancake Mix, Pasta, Macaroni-n-Cheese
Flour, Sugar, Oil, Baking Needs, Canned or Dry Milk
Olives, Pickles, Sauces, Gravies, Sugar-Free Products
Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ketchup, Relish, Snack Packs, Cookies 
OTHER ITEMS
Dish & Laundry Soap, Shampoo, Disposable Razors, Soap
Toothpaste, Tissues, Napkins, Paper Towels
Toilet Tissue, Trash Bags
Foil, Ziploc Bags, Paper Plates, Plastic Ware

The entire team at Tewksbury Dental Associates thanks you for your kindness and generosity during this season of giving!

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We would like to thank the Tewksbury Farmers Market for celebrating Tewksbury Food Pantry Day with their food drive and Special Pumpkin Painting Fundraiser! We would also like to thank Tewksbury Greenery for donating the pumpkins! The Punkin' Dunkin' Fundraiser will run again on Tuesday, October 3rd. Food and Toiletries will continue to be collected for the remaining of the farmers market season.

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BRING YOUR APPETITE!!!

The Tewksbury Lions Club will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper at the Tewksbury Country Club on October, 24th, 2017 at 5:00 PM. This is a fundraiser for theTewksbury Food Pantry. Tickets are only $10 and can be picked up at: Neighborhood Parcel, Schlott Tire, Bradford Lantern, Enterprise Bank and TJ Callahans. Cash or Check payments only.

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THE PANTRY HELD ITS 18TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017!!!!!

We would like to thank all of those who participated in our annual golf tournmanet from hole sponsores, to volunteers, to donors, to golfers to raffle ticket buyers and those who donated items for the rafflle! It was a beautiful sunny day and much fun was had by all! We would especially like to thank The Tewksbury Country Club for their amazing golf course and the delicious lunch that was served! We are happy to report that our goals for the tournament were reached and then some! We would also like to thank Todd Johnson, our tournament organizer, for all his hard work. We could not do this without him and his team. Thank you to Patty Haversat for her great photos! Thank you again and hope to see everyone next year!

 

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The Tewksbury Knights of Columbus held a very successful food drive on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Mike Bello and his crew collected 25070 lbs of food. Also, congratulations goes out to Mike on becoming Grand Knight. We thank Mike for all his hard work at the Knights of Columbus and the Pantry! Stay tuned for more information for the next food drive.

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THANK YOU!
On behalf of the Tewksbury Community Pantry and the people we serve, we would like to thank you for your very generous donations!

Our clients come to us for many different reasons, some long-term and others short-term. Your generous donations help us to continue this service to all those who need food assistance in Tewksbury. We would not be able to do this without the support we receive from so many so we thank you for making the pantry a recipient of your generosity.

A big thank you goes out for all the food drives that so many organizations, community groups, schools and businesses conducted throughout the year! Thank you for all your hard work in putting together these food drives! The food collected goes directly to our clients during our monthly distributions.

 

2017 Distribution Dates:

Please Note Revised Schedule Below!

 

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Application Process
All new clients must complete a short 2017 application form which includes some financial information. All client information is kept confidential. At the time of the application, Tewksbury residency must be proven. New applicants will be asked if they are receiving other government benefits to determine their eligibility to receive an additional food package from the USDA.

For a 2017 application form: PDF CLICK HERE

Distribution Days and Times
Food is distributed monthly during the following days and times:
Second Sunday of the Month........9 AM - Noon
The Following Monday.................7 PM - 8:30 PM
The Following Saturday..............10 AM - Noon

Families and friends who come to the Pantry are greeted by a friendly staff of volunteers who help them meet their nutritional needs. Everyone receives a pre-packaged box of food and an additional bag of food provided by the USDA.  Meat and cheese are distributed when available.

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Donations
Donations from generous citizens, businesses and organizations allow the work of feeding those in need to continue at the Pantry. All donations are kept strictly confidential.

Please note: As a non-profit food support organization for those less fortunate in Tewksbury, the Tewksbury Community Pantry generally takes no position on any political or social issues. We are grateful for all the support we get from the Tewksbury community, and we appreciate the creativity many people and groups demonstrate in supporting the pantry. Like many other charitable organizations, the pantry is not necessarily directly involved in the planning of, or the details of how or when people decide to donate to the pantry, and often is the recipient of fundraising donations long after the fundraising event itself has occurred.

PayPal On-line Donations!

To make a credit card donation, click on the Donate button below and a new window will open taking you to PayPal. This is a very secure and reputable way to make a donation to The Tewksbury Community Food Pantry. As always your donation is extremely appreciated and you can be confident that all monies go directly to support the pantry in purchasing food for the clients and maintaining our building.

 
All on-line donors receive a personalized thank you from the pantry either via email or regular mail. When you make a donation through PayPal and would like to include your mailing address, please click the box "Share my mailing address with Tewksbury Community Pantry" so we can mail you a thank you for your generous donation. If you prefer not to include a mailing address, we will send an email thank you.

Food Donations
The Pantry makes every effort to provide families and friends with nutritious food that is within its freshness date. We discard food past its expiration date and food in opened boxes. Always consider what you would eat or serve to your family. Donations of non-perishable food may be made at any church in Tewksbury, at the library, several local businesses, or dropped off at the pantry. If you have a significant amount of non-perishable food, please call the Pantry at (978) 858-2273 to arrange a delivery date and time. See below for donation item ideas.
 

Food Items

Other Items

*All Canned Goods
*Dish & Laundry Soap
*Peanut Butter, Jelly, Jam
*Soap, Shampoo, Disposable Razors
*Cold & Hot Cereals, Pancake Mix
*Tissues, Napkins, Paper Towels
*Pasta
*Toilet Tissue
*Canned or Dry Milk
*Trash Bags
*Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Juices
*Foil & Plastic Bags
*Flour, Sugar, Oil, Baking Mixes
*Paper Plates and Plastic Ware
*Olives, Pickles, Sauces, Gravies
*Toothpaste
*Sugar-Free Products
*Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ketchup, Relish


Cash Donations
The Tewksbury Community Pantry is a registered non-profit organization. Your monetary donations are tax deductible and are welcomed. Checks may be made payable to and sent to:

Tewksbury Community Pantry, Inc.
999 Whipple Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876
978-858-2273

Tewksbury Community Pantry is recognized by the
Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) public charity.
All donations are tax deductible
FID# 04-3280846

To contact the Pantry via email: info@tewksburypantry.org

 

 

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