A Little Bit about the Norfolk Food Pantry:
The Norfolk Food Pantry began with a 1992 pilot program in January by a group of volunteers at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Food Pantry operates with volunteer personnel and is under the direction of the EBC Mission Board. It was opened to the community at large in September of 1992. Emmanuel serves as host because of our conviction to help those in need. (See Matthew 25:40; 1 John 3:17,18; Galatians 6:9-10.)
Where is the Norfolk Food Pantry?
The Norfolk Food Pantry is located at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Road (Rt. 115), Norfolk, MA. The pantry is housed in two small white buildings behind the church office building.
How to Receive Food:
Any Norfolk resident in need can receive food from the food pantry. All that is needed is to arrive at the Food Pantry on Saturday Mornings 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and provide proof of residency in Norfolk (for example: Driver's License or other ID). If arriving by car, you can drive right up to the second small white building behind the church office. We look forward to meeting you!
Each year at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we distribute boxes with extra food for a holiday meal.
How & Where to Donate:
The Food Pantry receives contributions from residents by special appointment or during the week, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, through the EBC office. Also, Sunday drop-offs can be made in the hallway of the church building in the designated area.
Current Needs - Please No Travel Sizes:
Snacks for kids, such as
- Healthy granola bars
- Peanut Butter
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Soup
- Paper Towels
If someone is starting a garden:
The food pantry does accept fresh vegetables - please email email@example.com to give the pantry a heads up about what foods will be coming and to check when would be a good time to drop off the vegetables. (Perishable items are handled differently - usually donations later in the week, closer to Saturday, are preferable, so that foods are fresh.)
Fully Stocked - We do NOT need any more of the following:
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Beans
We CANNOT Accept:
- Expired Food - please check expiration dates before donating any food
- Perishable Items (Unless by special arrangement)
- Severely Damaged Packaging
- Open or Used Packaging
If desired, letters, acknowledging donations, are written by the Financial Secretary and sent in January documenting donations to the church during the previous calendar year. Letters state the value of any currency given. Letters cannot state the value of donated items, but will include a listing of such items if it is provided to the Financial Secretary. The determination of the fair market value of any item given is the responsibility of the donor.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the EBC Office at 508-528-5862.