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
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.
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.
For more information, call 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.
For 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
For more information, call 603-474-3507
Serves coastal New Hampshire
High Street, Hampton, N.H.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 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.
For more information, or to volunteer, contact Joyce Addison at 603-474-9608.
Seacoast Family Food Pantry
Serves Seabrook and coastal New Hampshire
Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, N.H.
For more information, call 603-436-0641 or visit seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org