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COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS

We are often asked what the greatest needs at the food pantry are. We appreciate the question and your desire to partner with us in the fight against hunger and food insecurity.  Here is a general list of items that we always need.

In general, we try and provide the healthiest items we can for our clients. We also cannot use dented cans or out-of-date items.

Non-Perishable Food Items

  • Canned Beans - all varieties
  • Low Sodium Canned Vegetables (no carrots)
  • Low Sodium Canned Soups (not tomato)
  • Low Sodium Stocks/Broth
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Pasta (whole grain preferred)
  • Rice (brown preferred)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Canned Tuna
  • Dried Herbs & Spices
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil
  • Vinegars (avoid “wine vinegars”)
  • Mustard - all types
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Low Sugar Cold Cereals
  • Low Sugar Instant Hot Cereals
  • Snacks for kids

Non-Food Items

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Bars of Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Shaving Cream/razors
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5 & 6)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Dish Soap
  • Cleaning Products

Items for Community Threads Thrift Shop

  • New Socks
  • New Underwear
  • Gently used & clean clothing
  • Seasonal items

Other ways to contribute

The donation of money is one of the best ways to partner with MACC. Because we can buy wholesale, your donated cash gift can go a lot further than even buying sale items at the store. Monetary gifts also allow us to purchase and distribute fresh items like meat, fish, produce, dairy & eggs. You can donate online at www.macc-ct.org