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Food Pantry

 
The Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, October 23rd 2021 from 9:30am - 11:30am


A huge thank-you to our Norfolk community!

Because of your incredible generosity, we are able to give to those in need!

We are currently NOT accepting donations, both produce and monetary. Checks are usually made out to "Norfolk Food Pantry" but we are not accepting any donations at the moment. Please check back in the future to see changes posted here.

Office hours are from 12:30pm -2:30pm, Tuesday - Friday.

We are grateful for our partnership with all of you, and are thankful to be in a place where community members and local organizations are willing and eager to help each other in times of need.

The Norfolk Food Pantry will continue to be open to serve the community weekly on Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am. If you know of anyone who is struggling during this time and could benefit from this service, please let them know that we have plenty to share and are happy to do so.

For any questions, please email foodpantry@ebcnorfolk.org or call 508-528-5862 ext. 4 to leave a voicemail, and someone will return your call. Any updates will be posted here at ebcnorfolk.org/foodpantry and on the Norfolk Food Pantry Facebook page.

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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. (Instructions for receiving and donating food are below.)


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!


Holiday Meals
Each year at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we distribute boxes with extra food for a holiday meal.


How & Where to Donate
See the notes below and at the top of the page for more details.

If someone has a garden and wishes to donate:
The food pantry does accept fresh vegetables - please email foodpantry@ebcnorfolk.org 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.)


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
  • Alcohol


Some types of Food Donations we DO Accept: 

  • Soup- especially tomato and vegetable
  • Baked Beans
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Macaroni and Cheese (boxed)
  • Cereal
  • Toiletries (please no mini hotel size)
  • Paper products- (napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc)
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Snack Items (granola bars, snack crackers, chips, popcorn, fruit snacks, raisins, nuts, etc)
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Soap (small bottles)


Tax Letters
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 foodpantry@ebcnorfolk.org or call the EBC Office at 508-528-5862.