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Monday, March 23, 2020

Canton Food Pantry Social Media Announcement- 3/23/2020
As we watch the COVID-19 situation evolve, the Canton Food Pantry is making plans to meet the communities needs. During March, we plan to be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:15am-11:15am to serve the needs of our currently registered clients. We ask that when you arrive you please follow the social distancing guidelines outside of the food pantry doors. Volunteers will sign you in and bring pre-bagged items to the outside door of the food pantry to supplement people’s food needs. Client choice of food items and shopping within the food pantry has been suspended until further notice.  
If you are a community member interested in donating, we are asking that you log on to the Town of Canton website and donate online. Monetary donations will allow the food pantry to purchase food and products that will be provided to our community members that are registered at the Canton Food Pantry. At this time, the donation of non-perishable food items to the Canton Food Pantry has been temporarily suspended due to the limited access to the lobbies of our drop off locations. We thank you for your support!
If you have additional questions please email them to cantonfoodpantry@gmail.com
Thank you for your cooperation and support in these rapidly changing times! 
The Canton Food Pantry Volunteers

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thank you - Update

Thank you!!
The Food Pantry would like to thank those of you who have donated food, money and other resources over the past few weeks as we respond to the Covid19 virus. Many are feeling the effects of this pandemic and because of your response, we have had the resources to help those in our community that have needed it. To keep everyone safe we are prepackaging essentials for our clients to help them get thru the week. As this situation continues we hope to maintain this process with your help. If you would like to give a monetary donation you can do so thru this link on the Town of Canton website. All monetary donations fund the purchase of food for the pantry from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Also if anyone works for a business that could possibly donate unused shopping bags please contact the pantry at 781-821-8062 or by email cantonfoodpantry@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Our devoted volunteers recognized at our appreciation meeting tonight.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Follow us on our new Facebook page -  cantonmafoodpantry   keep up to date with our news and donation requests.

Thursday, May 16, 2019



Thank you to the student of the Adult Education program at Blue Hills for their hard work and generous donation recently to the Food Pantry

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Food Insecurity in MA


What is food insecurity and what does it look like in America?

Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. 

In Massachusetts, 652,760 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 167,450 are children.
1 in 10 people struggles with hunger.   1 in 8 children struggles with hunger.
People facing hunger in Massachusetts are estimated to report needing $376,759,000 more per year to meet their food needs.

The average cost of a meal in Massachusetts is $3.38. 
Data from Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap 2016 from the Feeding America web site 

Canton Food Pantry- Lovin Spoonfuls 2018 Annual Impact Report



Monday, March 11, 2019

Thank You for Donations

The Canton Food Pantry would like to thank all of the community members and community groups that made very generous donations through this winter season!  You have made a difference in the lives of others...

Bottle Lights from Jim Keevan support the Canton Food Pantry

I want to thank everyone for their help in supporting the Canton Food Pantry and the Canton Area helpline by buying the bottle lights. The demand for them have slowed down a fair amount so I’m going to take a couple months off from them and start back up in the springtime. Maybe I’ll see if I can come up with some other cool ideas too. Thanks again and talk to you soon!  Jim Keevan

Stamp Out Hunger 2019


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

FALL BLOG

NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
Baked Beans
Rice
Cak
e Mixes
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce
ENSURE DRINKS
Peanut Butter
Kellogg's Breakfast Drinks
Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste

Toilet Paper
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
DIAPERS
Depends
Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap

RECYCLABLE SHOPPING BAGS
ITEMS OF THE SEASON:  PASTA SAUCE/JUICE/CEREAL





A big THANK YOU to Warda Ahmed, Haley Donovan and Canton High School students, faculty and parents for collecting close to 1,000 non perishable items for us. 


We want to recognize our volunteers who faithfully come in weekly to stock our shelves.  They do heavy lifting, go through endless bags sorting every item that comes in and often clean up the mess that's left behind from our shopping days.



Arthur Bronstein
Paula Giglio

Nancy Gowe
Paul Sloan





The Canton Food Pantry is looking for a new Co-Director and Supervisor.   This is a volunteer position.  Responsibilities are opening and closing the pantry, supervising staff, answering/returning phone calls and emails, coordinating with volunteers to pickup food at the Greater Boston Food Bank and at various other locations around town.  Attending three Board of Directors meetings a year.  The pantry is open to all those interested in learning more about these positions.  Stop in Tuesdays 9:30am - 10:30am.  Email: cantonfoodpantry@gmail.com


Online donations now available via PayPal @ www.town.canton.ma.us (under Services, Canton Food Pantry)Donations by check made to the Canton Food Pantry, PO BOX 202, Canton MA 02021


All non-perishable donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-8:30 am, and every Tue and Wed 8:30-11:15 am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm
Two new drop off sites at Cobb Corner:
Envisions Bank (formerly Randolph Savings)
HarborOne Bank

Thank you for the ongoing donations we receive from the Canton Community.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!Please do not leave donations outside when the pantry is closed.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SUMMER

NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS
CEREAL
Baked Beans
Rice
Cak
e Mixes
Juice
Hamburger Helper type meals
Milk (Dry / Evaporated)
Pasta Sauce
ENSURE DRINKS
Peanut Butter
Kellogg's Breakfast Drinks
Jelly & Jams
Toothpaste

Toilet Paper
Shampoo / Conditioner
Feminine Products
DIAPERS
Depends

Laundry Detergent
Bar Soap

RECYCLABLE SHOPPING BAGS
ITEM OF THE SUMMER: JUICES
We want to recognize our volunteers who faithfully come in weekly to stock our shelves.  They do heavy lifting, go through endless bags sorting every item that comes in and often clean up the mess that's left behind from our shopping days.



Arthur Bronstein
Paula Giglio

Nancy Gowe
Paul Sloan


Online donations now available via PayPal @ www.town.canton.ma.us (under Services, Canton Food Pantry)
Donations by check made to the Canton Food Pantry, PO BOX 202, Canton MA 02021


All non-perishable donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
Canton Food Pantry, 960R Washington St., (rear of Rodman Building) most Mondays 7-8:30 am, and every Tue and Wed 8:30-11:15 am
Canton Co-Operative Bank, 671 Washington St., Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Bank of Canton, 557 Washington St., Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Mon 1-9pm, Tues-Thurs 9:30am-9:00pm
Pratt Realtors, Inc., 1475 Washington St., Daily 7am-5pm
Two new drop off sites at Cobb Corner:
Envisions Bank (formerly Randolph Savings)
HarborOne Bank

Thank you to the Canton Community for all of the generous donations we received during the nationwide Postal Drive.  We would especially like to thank the postal drivers and members of community who were here to help.  We received hundreds of donations and volunteers were here until the evening unloading and sorting.  The support is very much appreciated!!
Please do not leave donations outside when the pantry is closed.