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November 29, 2013

Regional food pantries

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

Donations are always needed of nonperishable 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 useful are 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 and 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.

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 E. Main St.

More information: 978-388-1907, Emergency Food Hotline at 978-835-3016 or 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 through 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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