Helpful Information

New Clients

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The only requirement to receive food at the Cupboard is to show proof of residency in the town of Norton.You may come to the pantry to register during the hours we are open. New recipients are asked to fill out our registration form which is kept confidential. The amount of food given is based on the number of people in your household. If you would like to fill out the form ahead of time, it is available here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BylMO1eW7itXbm5xdzVPQkdVWGs/view?usp=sharing


You will be asked to show proof of identification and residency by providing a driver's license and a recent bill (within 30 days) showing your home address.  We cannot always offer a consistent amount of food since our stock depends on the donations given by various people and organizations. We will do our best to offer you a variety of food staples for your family.  We also try to be mindful of dietary restrictions, but you will be responsible for selecting food items appropriate to your needs. 

Support Us

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​​​​​​HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you are a local business or organization and want to help the pantry, here are a few suggestions: 


  • Keep a bin for food collection in your store or office which can be picked up regularly by our volunteers.
  • Organize a food drive or collect specific items such as personal care products.

 We have donation bins for food located at:

Roche Bros. Supermarket

Mansfield Savings Bank (Norton)

U.S. Post Office (Norton)

Norton Public Library

Big Y Supermarket (Easton)

Walgreens

  • Make a monetary donation to the  pantry by using PayPal , Amazon Smile  or sending a check to our post office box: The Cupboard of Kindness, Inc., P.O. Box 874, Norton, MA 02766. A $500. donation can buy 1000 lbs. of food. That is enough to provide 25 families with frozen meats and 2 bags of nonperishable groceries. 


 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 


  •  Help with the distribution of food on the first and third Mondays of the month from 4:30-6:30 PM. Work with our clients to make their visit enjoyable and productive.  (Minimum age: 15)
  • On the fourth Tuesday of the month,  between 9:00-11:00 AM, help us unload our food order from the Greater Boston Food Bank and restock the shelves. 

Pantry Needs

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  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Cereal
  • Proteins (tuna, peanut butter, canned ham, chicken, turkey or stew)
  • Canned fruit or vegetables
  • 100% juice (in non-refrigerated bottles or boxes)
  • Soups
  • Baking Items
  • Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Tea
  • Dry potatoes, rice, pasta mixes
  • Diapers
  • Personal care items ( shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins)
  • Gift cards to Roche Bros. Supermarket
  • Fresh produce from your garden which can be brought to the pantry on the nights of our distributions

We especially need food donations during the summer months when schools are not in session, and there are no sporting events or holidays to provide opportunities for food collection.