Text Box: 960 Washington Street
Rear Entrance/Rodman Building
(old Canton High School)
Canton, MA 02021


Text Box: CANTON

 Text Box: sponsored by the Canton Area Helpline • P.O. Box 202 • Canton, MA 02021 • 781-828-8062




Top 20 Items Needed:

• Coffee (reg./decaf), instant or canned

• Toilet paper

• Canned meat/meal (chili, ham, hash, etc.)

• Meal makers (Hamburger Helper, etc.)

• Canned pasta (ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.)

• Peanut Butter

• Cereal

• Spaghetti sauce
• Canned fruit
• Canned vegetables
• Evaporated Milk
• Juice
• Dry pasta (spaghetti, elbow, egg noodles)

• Oil (any kind)
• Bar soap
• Toothpaste

• Shampoo
• Laundry detergent

• Feminine products/napkins
• Reusable (cloth) bags


We’re Going Green by trying to pack groceries in reusable bags.


Thank you to all our supporters, donors, and volunteers who make it possible for us to serve our neighbors in need.


Canton Area Helpline


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960R Washington Street

Canton, MA 02021



Directors:  Mary Buckley and Cindy Poshkus


Email:  cantonfoodpantry@gmail.com



Tuesdays, Seniors only:  9:15-11:15am

Wednesdays, all others:  9:15-11:15am

Working clients only:  1st Saturday each month (unless a holiday),  10-10:30am

Food drop-offs may be made on Mondays from 7:00 am - 8:30 am.


Clients:  To sign up to use the pantry, please come to see us on the days we are open, see above. Proof of residency needed for each member in the household and one card will be issued per resident address.



Our purpose is to provide free food to eligible Canton residents.  We serve many individuals and families, on a temporary basis, who have been affected by economic problems.  The Food Pantry is operated entirely by volunteers who wish to help their fellow townspeople, by providing a basic human necessity.



The Canton Food Pantry is sponsored by the Canton Area Helpline, a private, non-profit corporation.



Non-perishable food, personal care items, and household products may be left at the Bank of Canton, Canton Co-operative Bank, Canton Public Library, and Pratt Realtors.  Donations of food, including perishable items, may be dropped off at the Pantry on Mondays only between 7-9am.


The Canton Food Pantry relies not only on food donations, but also on financial contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations.  Donated monies are used to purchase much needed perishable items such as eggs, cheese, fruit, potatoes, etc, as well as non-perishable items that are in high demand.  We receive some USDA foods for free, and pantry is a member agency of the Boston Food Bank, thus we can purchase groceries there at enormous discounts.  Last week we purchased 2,500 pounds of food for $94! 


Donations are tax-deductible and may be mailed to:

Canton Area Helpline, P.O. Box 202, Canton, MA 02021.

In the memo line, please write “FOOD.”


We are grateful to the Town of Canton, Board of Selectmen, School Department, and all the many organizations, businesses, and individuals who support us through all kinds of donations ~ in-kind, food, time, and talent! 


       Shaws Market plaque presentation recognizing their  support of the Canton food pantry – Carolann Brown and Mary Buckley (food pantry directors) pictured with Shaw’s employees.