Group of Newbury food pantry volunteers

Get Involved

Neighbors need our help to make the community food secure. You can help by volunteering, donating food or organizing a food drive or by making a cash donation. Learn more about each option below.


Covid-19 Safety

​We strictly observe all Covid-19 safety protocols on site. Masks are required. We encourage social distancing and frequent use of hand sanitizer.

We are a 100% volunteer organization and therefore rely on the time given by generous volunteers to make our operation run smoothly.  


Each week our work includes:

  • unloading deliveries and stocking shelves

  • taking phone orders

  • organizing and printing orders 

  • filling orders

  • staging orders for delivery or pickup

  • loading cars at curbside 

  • making deliveries


To find out more about how you can help,  please call us at 978-358-1077 or email

Food Pantry volunteer filling a customer order.
Donate Food
food stored at the Newbury food pantry

The pantry relies on food and personal care donations from the community to supplement the food we purchase from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Help us keep our shelves stocked by donating our most-needed items, which include:

  • pasta/rice side dishes (i.e. Knorr products)

  • hearty soups (Progresso, Campbell)

  • heat and serve meals such as beef stew or chili in cans or pouches

  • toilet paper

  • dish soap

We accept food donations every Thursday from 9:30 am -1 pm. If you are not able to drop off at that time, please contact us at or call 978-358-1077 to arrange another time.

Organize a Food Drive

Get involved by hosting a food drive.   You can collect donations at the Newbury Food Pantry or at another location. We can advise you on how to proceed.


If this interests you, please leave a message at 978-358-1077, Our food drive coordinator will call you back.

Newburyport Lions Club Food Drive
Make a Cash Donation

Cash donations help us to purchase food from the Greater Boston Food Bank and from local groceries when critical items like eggs or milk are not otherwise available. We also use cash donations to obtain supplies and equipment and pay utility bills. We have no paid staff and few operating expenses.


If you would like to make a donation, you can donate online or send a check payable to First Parish Newbury Food Pantry, write Food Pantry in the memo line and mail it to:

First Parish Newbury Food Pantry

20 High Road

Newbury, MA 01951