Through September 30th, 2021, the MCPHS Fellowship Network (MFN) and MCPHS’s Phi Lambda Sigma chapter have detailed how to host individual food drives, providing you with the resources and tools you’ll need. Spread the word to your local network, collect donations, and bring the items you’ve gathered to a local food pantry in need.

Please donate non-perishable food items and items with long expiration dates. Commonly requested items include:

Peanut butterBoxed mac and cheese
Chicken brothPasta sauce
Canned tuna or chickenPasta, rice, and quinoa
Canned fruit in light syrupBaby food and formula
Juice boxes (no added sugar)Shelf-stable milk (rice, almond, soy)
Canned vegetablesSpices
Canned soup, stews, and chiliCereal, oatmeal, and granola
Beans (canned or dried)Cooking oils
*Low-sodium, low-sugar, and whole grain items are preferred

Due to the constant changes in COVID-19 restrictions, prior to dropping off items, confirm that the food bank you selected is still taking donations and confirm their drop-off time windows.

Potential Donation Sites

This a list of potential donation drop-off locations in both the Boston and the surrounding CT/RI areas for your convenience.

OrganizationStateAdditional Information
Rhode Island Community Food BankRI
Drop off hours and location:  the foyer of the Food Bank at 200 Niantic Avenue in Providence is open M-F (except holidays) between the hours of 8am-4pm
The Northern Rhode Island Food PantryRI
If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please email Dick Telesmanick at:
East Bay Community Action ProgramRI
Locations in East Provides, Newport, and Tiverton
Please call to arrange drop-off of food donations.
East Providence: 401-437-0006 ext. 127
Newport: 401-848-6697
Tiverton: 401-625-5134
Connecticut Food BankCT
The Wallingford, CT location is open for donation Monday through Friday
United Way of Southeastern ConnecticutCT
Sojourner HouseBoston, MAPhone: 617-442-0590
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4pm
Haley House Food PantryBoston, MA

Phone: 617-236-8132
Hours: Any time for small scale donations (leave at the top of the stairs in the doorway)
In-person donations to kitchen: Sun-Fri 8-11am, Tue/Thr/Sun 8am-12:30pm
Only accepting higher priority items:
Cooking oils (olive, canola, vegetable, etc.)
Vinegars (balsamic, red wine, apple cider)
Baking supplies (flour – whole wheat or white, corn meal / corn grits, sugar – brown and white, chocolate chips)
Juice (large bottles of shelf stable fruit juice)
Other (items that guests love!): hot sauce, maple syrup, pancake syrup, ketchup, hot cocoa
Boston Rescue Mission PantryBoston, MAPhone: 617-338-9000
Hours: Everyday 8am-6pm
Salvation Army- Cambridge Food PantryCambridge, MAPhone: 617-547-3400
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
East End HouseCambridge, MA
Phone: 617-876-4444
Hours: Tues 1pm-2pm, Friday 1pm-2pm (call prior to bringing donations)

Thank you in advance for your donation! 😊

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