Food Pantry Community
We welcome patrons from Upton and neighboring towns. The Food Pantry is staffed at all times by our Food Pantry Coordinators, church and community volunteers who are available to greet and assist our patrons. We do not require any proof of residency or income, but we require paperwork that asks for your name, address, phone, number in household (for our own records only).
Patrons are allowed up to 3 grocery bags worth of food, paper goods and toiletries per visit. When visiting, patrons are asked to fill out a request sheet that specifies items needed/wanted most. Requests are fulfilled as supplies allow.
Local happenings relating to our Food Pantry:
Non perishables and canned goods donation from The Upton Grange.
Pictures with Santa fundraiser hosted at Stone Arbor Farm.
Annual neighborhood food drive hosted by the Mansfield Family.
Hand knit hats donated by the Garner family.
Handmade ornaments from Upton Girl Scout Troop.
The Vista program at Nipmuc High School, Upton. This program brings students with intellectual or physical challenges, class interns and their teachers to the pantry as part of their real world learning program. We provide them with funds to shop for specific food pantry items, stock shelves and sort donations. An invaluable piece of our mission.
Soul Fuel Coins for Coffee...many of our food pantry patrons take advantage of this kindness and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from our Soul Fuel Cafe. Coins can also be purchased to donate as well.
Meeting with ELC preschool class, scouting troops, receiving donations from food drives