food pantry

Food Drive Volunteers

Social Capital Inc. (SCI) is seeking volunteers to help with the Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on Saturday, October 24. Volunteers are also needed to distribute fliers about the food drive in their neighborhood this coming weekend, October 17 & 18.

The October postal food drive has historically provided a significant influx of food donations for the Food Pantry operated by the Woburn Council of Social Concern. However, that drive has been cancelled this year, at a time when the need is greater than ever due to the economic challenges resulting from COVID-19.

The Woburn Neighborhood Food Drive on October 24 will help make sure everyone in our community has enough food. People who would like to donate food will be able to leave the items outside their door and have it get picked up by volunteers. Just contact SCI if you would like to leave a donation for pickup.

You can also bring your food donations directly to the Food Pantry between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on October 24.

Volunteers are needed this weekend to help distribute fliers about the drive. This can be done at the volunteer’s convenience over the weekend. Contact SCI by this Thursday to help distribute fliers in your area.

SCI is also seeking volunteers to help picking up food donations and bringing them to the Food Pantry on Saturday, October 24.

If you would like to have your food donation picked up,or if you would like to volunteer, fill out the form at sciwoburn.org/fooddrive or text your name and address to 339-298-7789.

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..

Image courtesy Council of Social Concern

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!