The Food Pantry@UPU
We are committed to building relationships of trust and support with any neighbor experiencing hardship.
The Food Pantry at United Parish of Upton is a community food pantry. We serve residents from Upton as well as nearby towns. Proof of income or church affiliation is not necessary to use our pantry.
Our pantry is open Tuesday mornings 9.30-11.30am twice monthly.
We offer non-perishable food, toiletries, paper products, infant needs and pet food (when available).
The Food Pantry at United Parish Upton is currently focusing on collecting specific donations that are not covered by SNAP benefits. This list consists of basic hygiene items, along with several common household necessities, and are in such high demand that our shelves deplete quickly.
Are you familiar with the acronym SNAP? It is short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…formerly Food Stamps. Through an EBT card issued to eligible families, SNAP provides recipients the dignity of choice in how, where and what groceries they purchase to fit their lifestyle, culture and diet. As critical as this program is, benefits are not enough to sustain most Massachusetts families through the end of each month. Individuals and families must rely on food pantries like ours to attempt to sustain their households. Worsening the food insecurity environment is the extensive list of essential non-food items the SNAP benefits do NOT cover!
Would you consider donating any of these items?
Shampoo & Conditioner, Body Wash, Deodorant, Hand & Body Lotion, Hand Soap, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste for adults and children, Maxi Pads (overnight preferred), Shave Products, Diapers & Wipes, Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels & Tissues, Household Cleaners, Room Spray, Dish & Laundry Detergent, Lysol wipes, Dog & Cat food
Donations can be easily dropped off to our Donation Shed, located alongside the parking lot next to the church building. It is checked daily. Please feel free to reach out to myself or Sandy Leacu with any questions.
Thank you so much!
Amy Griswold, coordinator for The Food Pantry at United Parish Upton
1 Church St, Upton, MA 01568
P.O. Box 382 Upton, MA 01568