Tewksbury Community Pantry

"People Helping People"

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Welcome to the Tewksbury Community Pantry

Past Events, Fundraisers, Food Drives, Etc.


Tewksbury Pantry Welcomes Cumberland Farms to Tewksbury!

Several Pantry Board Members were on hand at the Cumberland Farms Kickoff Event on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Cumberland Farms will be running this generous fundraiser to support the pantry until June 21st!


The 25th Annual Letter Carriers’
Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive took place on Saturday, May 13, 2017

We would like to thank everyone who helped! Without the effort made to publicize this food drive, the benefit to the pantry might be minimal. It was a long day and we are thankful that the weather held out. We had great volunteers show up and with the help of everyone, all the food received was sorted and put away.

Millions of Americans live from one day to the next uncertain where their next meal will come from—a sad statistic that helps to reinforce the importance of the annual National Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive



TEWKSBURY COMMUNITY PANTRY 2017 ANNUAL MEETING HELD The Tewksbury Community Pantry's 2017 Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, March 1st. Our board president conducted the meeting and thanked all who attended. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication. The Pantry has always been able to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of Tewksbury residents who require food assistance only because you give so generously of your time and effort.



More Than Vegetables~Tewksbury Library Community Garden Donates $1k!

Members of the Tewksbury Library Community Garden came together to present a check to the Tewksbury Food Pantry President, Ray Bowden, for $1,000. Through the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers, and with the support of the library staff and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library, the garden provided approximately 850 pounds of produce from June through November. Toma­toes, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, herbs, beans and kale are just some of the vegetables distributed. A huge kudos goes out to our Pantry Board Member, Jennifer Karp, for coordinating this effort with the Library.



On Wednesday, November 16th, Deputy Chief John S. Voto presented a $500 donation to Ray Bowden, President of to the Tewksbury Community Pantry. The donation was made by PAL to
help support the Pantry’s holiday food distributions. The Tewksbury Community Pantry would
like to thank PAL for this generous donation which will go towards stocking our shelves.


Tewksbury Dental Associates
1438 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 851-7890

Annual Food Drive

For Tewksbury Community Pantry

We thank everyone who participated in donating and coordinating the the Tewksbury Dental Associates Annual Food Drive. An abundance of food was donated!



The Tewksbury Lions Club and the Tewksbury Sons of Italy hosted a Spaghetti Supper as a fundraiser in support of the Tewksbury Community Food Pantry on Tuesday, October 22, 2016 at the Tewksbury Country Club. The ballroom was packed, the smell of pasta and meatballs was mouth watering and the desserts where yummy! But the highlight of the evening was the effort that both the Sons of Italy and the Lions Club put forth for a very successful fundraiser. The Tewksbury Food Pantry would like to thank both of these amazing organizations for their hard work and their generous donation! We would also like to thank the Tewksbury Country Club for their delicious Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad and Dessert!


Tewksbury Community Pantry's 17th Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, August 5, 2016.

We are happy to report another successful tournament took place on a beautiful summer day! Thank you to everyone who golfed, participated, donated and volunteered to make this a great fundraiser! A special thank you goes out to the Tewksbury Country Club and their staff for their hard work, delicous luncheon and extraordinatry accommodations!


Thank You to the Bill Gilman's Fundraiser

Success to Bill Gilman's (Publisher for Your Tewksbury Today) on his quest to lose weight!

Mr. Gilman had volunteered to use his weight loss endeavor, "Project 250", as a fundraiser for the Tewksbury Community Food Pantry. We received approximately $1235.00 in pledges.

Thank you Bill for your hard work and to all those who made pledges and supported Bill in his courageous quest! As of October 1, 2016, Bill lost 100 pounds!




US Postal Service National Association of Letter Carriers
24th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive
which was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thank you to everyone for another successful US Postal Service National Association of Letter Carriers food drive! Once again our advertising efforts were essential in helping get the word out around the community. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of great volunteers (many who return every year for this event and some new faces too). Our volunteers work very hard collecting and sorting food, checking dates and stocking shelves, we could not accomplish this without you. It was a great team effort and we collect approximately 10,636 pounds of food. We would like to note that, unfortunately, people continue to donated old and expired food. Of the 10,636 lbs collected on Saturday, we had 1300 lbs of old food that we had to discard, 1500 lbs of expired food and 7,836 lbs of usable food items. We will continue to remind people to check for expiration dates before they donate.

Tewksbury Community Pantry

Board of Directors




Several successful food drives from our generous sponsors took place over the last few months. We are very fortunate to so many in our community. 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.

  • Trahan and Heathbrook Elementary Schools
  • Tewksbury Family Dental
  • *Tewksbury K of C Food Drive
  • RTN Raytheon Credit Union Food Drive
  • Tewksbury High School
    O’Connor Studios, Tewksbury, MA
  • Tewksbury Red Roses - Red Hat Society

A special thank you goes out to TMHS National Honor Society for partnering with the Pantry on Let's Make a Difference Day. They collected 289 pounds of food & $177 at the Oakdale Market Basket on Saturday, October 24th.

*The Tewksbury Knights of Columbus Food Drive on November 14, 2015 was a big success! There was enough food donated to fill about 15 boxes of food. Thank you to all those who participated, volunteered and donated!


Thank you to the Tewksbury Lions Club and the Tewksbury Country Club for sponsoring a Spaghetti Supper to benefit the Pantry. Also, thank you so very much to the Lions for their gracious donation. The event was a big success and the food was delicious!





National Postal Food Drive
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Volunteers needed (at the pantry) between the hours of 2:00 - 7:00 pm



2014 Tewksbury Golf Tournament info

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Tewksbury Community Pantry, Inc.
999 Whipple Road
Tewksbury, MA 01876