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NAC Food Pantry

 

Who We Are

The NAC Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit emergency food pantry for Northbridge residents. Since 1988, we've been committed to ensuring our local families in need are able to put food on the table. We are partnered with the Worcester County Food Bank, where we receive monthly allotments of food through the MEFAP (state) program and the USDA (federal) program. We are also sustained by contributions from churches, corporations and individuals in the surrounding area. This allows us to serve more than 100 families per month.

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In 2013, we partnered with Northbridge High School to create a community garden that supplies the pantry with fresh fruits and vegetables. Each year, the NPS Community Garden grows more than 2000 pounds of produce such as cucumbers, tomatoes and squash. Northbridge High School students are currently working towards creating a sustainability center that houses hydro- and aquaponics watering systems in order to provide our families with fresh produce year-round.

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GET HELP

Our mission is to help anyone and everyone in Northbridge who is struggling with food insecurity. Here's what you need to know.

  • When you arrive at the Pantry, you will be paired with one of our volunteers. They will walk you through the pantry to help you choose items that you and your family need, much like choosing items at a grocery store.
  • You may shop at the Pantry for as long as you need to, but we ask that you limit visits to once a month.
  • You may shop at the Pantry once without a referral. Afterwards, you will need to obtain a referral from Catholic Charities, WIC, the Senior Center, a social worker, school official or nurse.
  • After three visits, it's recommended that you seek additional resources through Catholic Charities.

For information on where we're located and our hours, please check out the Contact Us page.

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VOLUNTEER

Our all-volunteer staff is what makes this food pantry possible. We are blessed to have so many people in our local communities who are willing to give their time and compassion to help their neighbors in need. That said, we're always looking for more! If you're interested in volunteering for the NAC Food Pantry, check out our open positions and click on the button below to get started.

Open Positions

Shoppers

TIME COMMITMENT: Once a Month Minimum
DAYS: Tuesday + Thursday
DESCRIPTION: One of the most important roles in our Pantry. Our shoppers assist the families that come in with getting the food they need, as well as other resources such as vouchers, coupons, etc. This role requires a cheerful demeanor and a willingness to answer any questions people might have about the Pantry.

Stockers

TIME COMMITMENT: Once a month minimum
DAYS: Mondays + Wednesdays
DESCRIPTION: What's a food pantry without food? As a stocker, you'll help with bringing in the monthly allotment we receive from the Worcester Food Bank. You'll also help sort donations from our local grocery stores and organizations (i.e, Shaw's, Dollar Tree).

EVEntS + PROGRAMS

From fundraisers to special programs, we've always got something going on to help our families in need. Check out our calendar below.

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Contact Us

The NAC Food Pantry is located in the back of the Northbridge Senior Center. Donations can be dropped off at the Pantry during our operating hours.

20 Highland Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Hours

Tuesdays: 10 AM-12 PM
Thursdays: 1 PM-3 PM

northbridgefoodpantry (at) gmail (dot) com

508.234.4599