Group of Newbury food pantry volunteers

Get Involved

Our neighbors need our help to make the community food secure. You can help by volunteering, donating food, organizing a food drive or making a monetary donation. Learn more about each option below. For regular updates, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.


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

  • calling guests weekly to take their order

  • organizing and printing orders 

  • filling and bagging 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 or rice side dishes like Knorr, Rice Roni or Near East

  • hearty ready to eat soups like Progresso, Campbell's or Healthy Choice

  • 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. We encourage food drives focused on one type of item so that we have sufficient quantity to serve guests who order the item.


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 Monetary Donation

Donations help us to purchase food from the Greater Boston Food Bank and local stores when critical items like eggs or milk are not otherwise available. We have no paid staff and few operating expenses.


Visit our Donate page for more information.