The Brookline Emergency Food Pantry has an ongoing need for non-perishable food as well as personal care items.  This year, especially, the need is acute.  Some items in particular are in short supply and needed more than others right now.  When selecting items to donate, please keep this wish list in mind, and remember portability is important.  Smaller, easy to carry containers are easier for the Pantry’s clients to transport home.

Food Items *please check the expiration date on all food donations

  • instant coffee
  • jams, preserves, jellies
  • meals in a can (canned pasta, stew, hash, etc)
  • hot chocolate (in packets)
  • tuna fish
  • infant formula
  • canned fruit
  • shelf stable milk (Parmalat, Bordens)
  • condiments- ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonaisse (medium size preferred
  • sugar (smaller bags or boxes)

Personal Care Items

  • shampoo and conditioner
  • body lotions
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • mouthwash
  • combs and brushes
  • deodorant

Your contributions to support the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry may be dropped off at participating donation centersthroughout Brookline until January 31, 2012.

by Andrew Palmacci