Because we don’t have a physical space for storage, we only accept food donations during our yearly drive on the first full weekend in November. We gather all donations brought in by the various Cheshire school and business drives we help to organize in late October, as well as donations from individuals like you and the bins placed at Stop & Shop during the drive weekend, on the First Congregational Church Green in the center of town. There, volunteers check for expiration dates, sort, and box all usable food for the local pantry and load it onto a commercial truck for transport.
We accept boxes or cans of high-nutritional-value food. We cannot accept food near or past its expiration date.
You’ll find a sample shopping list here.
If you’re interested in helping on the green, contact us here!