Food Donations

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Location & Hours for Food Donations

Food donations may be made at our
United Parish location, the 15 Marion Street entrance,
on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Suggested Foods for Donation

  • We aim for healthy and nutritious items for our clients (think lower sugar cereal, whole grains, fewer preservatives, etc)
  • Many of our clients have special dietary restrictions and often request low sodium, low sugar, lactose free, gluten free items.
  • Many of our clients have small children at home so snacks for young kids are great! Diapers too!
  • Personal care items such as feminine products, shampoo, lotion, Vaseline are always appreciated.
  • Household items such as dish soap, Ziploc bags, and pet food are very helpful as we do not always have them available for clients.
  • We have plenty of canned tuna fish and beans, no need to donate those.
  • Clients love vegetable and chicken broth to cook with.
  • Cooking oils are often asked for
    • Vegetable
    • Extra virgin
    • Sunflower
  • Some items that our clients think of as special treats include
    • Coffee
    • Jarred olives
    • Pickles
    • Dried fruit
    • Chocolate
    • Nuts
    • Honey
    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Dried herbs and spices
    • Artisan crackers
    • Baking supplies (sugar, flour etc)
  • Please check all expiration dates before donating. We cannot accept items past their expiration date.

Thank you so much for supporting the Brookline Food Pantry and those in the community who are in need of food.