- Tuesdays – Seniors Only – 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesdays – 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
To sign up to use the pantry, visit on the days it is open. , see above. Proof of residency needed for each member in the household and one card will be issued per resident address.
Our purpose is to provide free food to eligible Canton residents. We serve many individuals and families, on a temporary basis, who have been affected by economic problems. The Food Pantry is operated entirely by volunteers who wish to help their fellow townspeople, by providing a basic human necessity.
The Canton Food Pantry is sponsored by the Canton Area Helpline, a private, non-profit corporation.
Non-perishable food, personal care items, and household products may be left at the Bank of Canton, Canton Co-operative Bank, Canton Public Library, and Pratt Realtors. Donations of food, including perishable items, may be dropped off at the pantry on Mondays only between 7 – 9 a.m.
The Canton Food Pantry relies not only on food donations, but also on financial contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Donated monies are used to purchase much needed perishable items such as eggs, cheese, fruit, potatoes, etc, as well as non-perishable items that are in high demand. We receive some USDA foods for free, and pantry is a member agency of the Boston Food Bank, thus we can purchase groceries there at enormous discounts. Last week we purchased 2,500 pounds of food for $94!
Donations are tax-deductible and may be mailed to:
Canton Area Helpline
P.O. Box 202
Canton, MA 02021
In the memo line, please write “FOOD.”
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