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June 5, 2013

Regional food pantries


Newburyport Daily News

---- — The following is a 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 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.

Meal programs: Wednesday lunch, 11:10 a.m. to noon; Thursday dinner, 5 p.m.

More information: 978-465-0883

The Pettengill House

13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury

Serves Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury

Food pantry hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

More information: Call Tiffany Nigro, assistant director, at 978-463-8801 or visit www.pettengillhouse.org.

Community Action Program of Rockingham County

Route 1, Seabrook

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.- Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon

More information: 603-474-3507

Salvation Army

Serves coastal New Hampshire

High Street, Hampton, N.H.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information: 603-929-1729

Seabrook Community Table

Mondays, free meals are served at the Church of Christ, 867 Lafayette Road (beside the dance studio) from 5 to 6 p.m. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, meals are served at the Trinity Parish House (beside the Seabrook post office) from 5 to 6 p.m. Meals are offered to surrounding communities, as well as Seabrook residents.

More information: Contact Joyce Addison at 603-474-9608.

Seacoast Family Food Pantry

Serves Seabrook and coastal New Hampshire

Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, N.H.

More information: 603-436-0641 or seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org