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December 14, 2012

Regional Food Pantries

The following is a list of food pantries in the Greater Newburyport area:

Donations are always needed of non-perishable food items, particularly jelly, mayonnaise, ketchup, pasta sauce, canned stews, hearty soups, boxed meals and snacks that can be put in children’s lunches, such as fruit cups and juice boxes.

Also household cleaning products, toiletries and hygiene items, including shampoo, soap, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine products and diapers of all sizes.

Donations by cash or checks are always welcome.

Our Neighbors’ Table

Serves Amesbury, Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, South Hampton, West Newbury.

145 Main St., Amesbury

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday night meals: 4 to 6 p.m.

Sunday Night Soups: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Merrimac, 4 to 5:30 p.m., on the last Sunday of each month, October through April.

Saturday food pantry: For residents of Amesbury and South Hampton, every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Open to residents of Merrimac, Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, Groveland, Salisbury, Rowley, Byfield, Boxford and Georgetown.

Merrimac mobile food pantry (Merrimac residents only). Every first and third Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Merrimac Senior Center, 100 East Main St., Merrimac.

For more information, call 978-388-1907, Emergency Food Hotline: 978-835-3016, or visit www.ourneighborstable.org

Community Action, Inc.

Serves Amesbury and Merrimac only.

Amesbury Center Food Pantry

44A Friend St., Amesbury

978-388-2570

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community Service of Newburyport

Serves Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury

31 Green St., Newburyport

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

978-465-7562, www.communityserviceofnewburyport.com.

Salvation Army of Newburyport

40 Water St., Newburyport

Serves the Greater Newburyport area

Food Pantry: Monday and Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m. Please arrive 20 minutes before closing. If you are a new client, bring your ID and proof of income. If you can not come in during the regular hours because of work or other extenuating circumstances, call for a special appointment.

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