Thank you for your interest in the Westborough Food Pantry.In 1986 a dedicated group of town residents created the Food Pantry so that families in our town would have a good array of nutritious food to supplement their larders.
Since its beginning, it has been the goal of the Pantry to treat our clients with dignity and respect, while fulfilling the requirements of our partner agencies.We try to offer a well-rounded array of foods for their weekly selection and offer, as well, some basic non-food items such as paper products and personal care products on a rotation basis.
Clients are encouraged to fill their grocery bag(s) with the food that is stocked in the Pantry to fit their family's dietary needs and preferences.Where there are quantity limitations, those limits are posted clearly on the shelves or on the refrigerators.
Westborough Food Pantry Board
Did you know?
Westborough Food Pantry opened in 1986 providing approximately 30 people
with food. Each family was given 1
bag of groceries per week. Mostly
single people or couples received the food.
the Food Pantry provides food for over 80 families giving up to 3 bags
of groceries for families of 5 or
more (292 people are served).
a completely volunteer staff of 46, giving many hours of their time each
week to purchasing food, stocking shelves, sorting goods by expiration
dates, cleaning, repairing, and handling administrative duties.
year we collected over 57,000-lbs of food for distribution.
September we have been distributing 125-130 bags per week. Each bag is estimated at 15-20-lbs which
averages out to 2,000-lbs of food per week distributed.
data, values food at $1.66 per pound. Fortunately we receive many
donations of food rater than having to purchase all of the food we need.
average town-wide food drive each year provided by the Post Office, Boy
Scouts, Girls Scouts, WASA, Temple B’Nai Shalom, etc., yields
approximately 20,000-lbs. Other
smaller food donations from residents, churches, schools and businesses
help to replenish the on-going weekly distributions.
receive generous monetary donations from our community which we use to
purchase perishables such as: meat, eggs and bread.
to raise approximately $14,000 for fresh fruit and vegetables, $20,000 for
meat, $1,500 for bread and $4,800 for eggs (37,400 eggs per year!!). Plus
another $15,000 to cover additional food purchases.
is an extremely generous community. We
are fortunate to have these resources available to us. Thank you to all of you for all you do.
For questions and comments, please email the Food Pantry at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Call 508-366-3007 and leave a message. The machine is checked weekly.