Food Drive for the Brookline Food Pantry - May 1

The Hearts and Hands Ministry Team will be holding a food drive for the Brookline Food Pantry on the first Saturday of every month. The next one will be Saturday, May 1 from 10am-2pm at the Chapel ramp door.

We will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food to help support the Food Pantry.

Please read the guidelines below from the Brookline Food Pantry:

• 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.

• We have plenty of canned tuna fish and beans.

• 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

  • Jarred olives
  • Pickles
  • Dried fruit
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Honey
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Artisan crackers

• Please check all expiration dates before donating. We cannot accept items past their expiration date.

Contact heartsandhands@upbrookline.org for more information.