Every day, thousands of people in Massachusetts suffer from hunger because they cannot afford adequate food. The Commonwealth has one of the widest income gaps of any state in the country, and those on the low-income side of this gap are experiencing food insecurity at unprecedented levels. In 2017, the Arlington Food Pantry is projected to serve roughly 400 families across 6,900 visits. First Parish has long been a partner with the food pantry and we welcome your participation in this effort!
Donation boxes are by the front door and the office door. Please consider donating:
Cereal; canned fruit and vegetables; jelly and jam; peanut butter; tuna fish and canned meats; meals in a can such as spaghetti, stew, hash, ravioli, soup; fruit juices; coffee; tea; pasta; rice; spaghetti sauce; crackers, cookies, and baking mixes; baby food; diapers; soap, body wash, and shampoo; toothpaste and toothbrushes; toilet tissue; paper towels; and household cleaning products. Please make sure items are unexpired and unopened, and avoid glass containers.
Visit the Arlington Food Pantry website for more information on donating food, to make a monetary donation, and to sign up to volunteer.