food pantry

Council of Social Concern

The Council of Social Concern is collecting food items for people in need! Located at 2 Merrimac Street in Woburn, the Food Pantry provides food to individuals and families in Woburn and Winchester who require extra help due to lack of financial resources. The Food Pantry is open to all households through pre-arranged appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The Food Pantry is also available to individuals who work or go to school on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

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The Council of Social Concern Food Pantry is asking for donations of perishable and non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves.

Food donations are typically at the lowest point of the year during the summer months. With schools closed, church attendance down, businesses short-staffed and individuals and families in vacation mode, it is understandable that donations would be down. However, this makes it difficult to keep the shelves stocked for those who are struggling and depending on the Food Pantry to help feed their families. Right now, inventory is extremely low and the shelves are almost empty. Please donate today and help fill the shelves!

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The Woburn Council of Social Concern Food Pantry is desperately low on food, as we go back to school and enter the colder months the need for families in Woburn becomes more pronounced. If you can help in any way they would appreciate it.
 
These are a few of the items that they are completely out of:
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Dried Beans
  • Cake Mixes & Brownie Mixes
  • Tuna
They are running very low on:
  • Soups, Both Condensed and Ready to Serve
  • Cereal
Thank you so much for all your help! It is very much appreciated!
 
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The Council of Social Concern's Food Pantry  is in dire need of non-perishable food items.This timeThe of the year is usually difficult to keep the Food Pantry shelves full.  

 

In the past, the residents of Woburn and Winchester have helped Social Concern to serve "neighbors in need" by donating food items to the Food Pantry. Once again, Social Concern is asking residents of both Woburn and Winchester to help stock the shelves. With a little help from everyone, they will be able to fill their shelves and ensure that individuals and families have nutritious foods available to them.
 

The summer months present a special challenge for many of the families served by the Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry. Children who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school are now home for three meals a day, placing an extra financial burden on those who are already struggling to put food on the table. Your donation now will help to ensure that local children will have enough nutritious food to eat during the summer months. All non-perishable food within date will be accepted.

All donations can be dropped off at the CSC Food Pantry at 2 Merrimack Street in Woburn, Mondays-Fridays between 9:00-5:00 p.m.  If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to Council of Social Concern Food Pantry. For more information about donations please click here

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the nation’s largest one-day food drive to benefit those in need – The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. 

Last year, this event resulted in 70 million pounds of non-perishable food collected, for a grand total of 1.2 billion pounds over two decades of collections!

This Saturday, May 11th, please consider supporting the Council of Social Concern's food pantry, which serves residents of Woburn and Winchester, by leaving non-perishable food items out for our Letter Carriers to pick up.

Please remember to put out your non-perishable food donation (within date and preferably not in glass jars) on Saturday, May 11, before your mail is delivered.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to “Council of Social Concern Food Pantry” and leave it clearly marked for your Letter Carrier.

Letter Carrier Postal Food Drive

Sat, 05/11/2013 (All day)

Please consider leaving out non-perishable food items for your letter carrier to pick up for the 21st annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food items should be put out before your mail is delievered. The letter carriers will drop off the items at the Council of Social Concern food pantry.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to “Council of Social Concern Food Pantry” and leave it clearly marked for your Letter Carrier.