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Pantry Information

Hours: The pantry is open the  First Monday of the Month or by appointment. (When the first Monday falls on a holiday, the pantry is generally held the following week--with some exceptions.)

Deliveries are made for qualifying seniors or disabled persons who do not have transportation or are physically unable to come to the pantry.

The Mendon Food Pantry is available to assist Mendon residents in need who receive fuel assistance, SNAP (food stamps), unemployed and/or aid to dependent children or to those who are disabled and/or unemployed. Referrals from area churches, social agencies, or concerned citizens regarding seniors and families in need will also be accepted. Client names shall be kept confidential.  Please call 508-478-6175 for assistance.

Donations

Donations of non-perishable food products are accepted. Expiration dates and condition of packages will be checked for suitability. Items that have expired dates, dented or damaged cans or open packages will be discarded. Food donations may be dropped off during center hours, preferably 9am-3pm Monday-Friday or may be dropped off at the Mendon Post Office during business hours or after hours/weekends at the Senior Center drop box located in the rear of the parking lot adjacent to the garage.

Monetary donations (preferably checks) are accepted made payable to the The Town of Mendon with Food Pantry written in the memo line.  It may be mailed to the Senior Center address. Such donations are used to replenish pantry stock and to purchase gift certificates for eligible recipients to local supermarkets. Please notify the center should you need a receipt for your donation.

We sincerely appreciate all the offers we've received to help during this stressful time.  Below is a list of some of the items we currently lacking to help our neighbors in need:

Food Pantry Needs:  (In order of need)

Baking products - Flour, Sugar, Cake mixes, quick breads

Antibacterial products - hand soap, wipes, sprays

Laundry detergent, dryer sheets

Juice - bottles - Cranberry, Apple etc.

Condiments- especially Mayonnaise, mustard, rellsh, ketchup,

Gravy - Beef, Chicken and Turkey

Baked beans

Canned Beets

Dry Beans - including pinto

Lentils

Clam Chowder - (we have plenty of other soups especially chicken noodle

Rice - Brown and rice mixes  (we have plenty of white rice at this time)

Instant Potatoes

Cereal/Oatmeal

Peanut Butter - smooth and chucky

Jelly - grape and strawberry

Trash bags - 13 gallon and 30 gallon

Paper Goods - Toilet paper (individually wrapped or four packs), tissues, napkins, paper towels

Apple sauce

Snacks - crackers, chips, granola bars etc.

Shampoo/conditioner

At this time we have plenty of the following items:

Pasta, canned tomato products, canned veggies, white rice, mac/cheese mixes, chicken noodle soup

Thank you for your generosity!

The Mendon Council on Aging, Senior Center Staff & Volunteers

 Mia, age 6, received food pantry donations as gifts at her recent birthday party. With the help of her mom and sister, the trio stocked the gifts onto the shelves of the Mendon Food Pantry.

Boy Scout troops in Mendon worked to fill the shelves of our Food Pantry. Thanks to the troops!


The Clough School Kindergarten children made up two baskets of food for the Mendon Food Pantry to distribute to families in need for Thanksgiving.

 

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