A. When are you open to distribute food and clothing?
The Family Pantry Location
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12 Noon
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:00– 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 am - 12 Noon
The Second Glance Thrift Shop
Summer Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Begins mid April)
Winter Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Begins early November)
B. How Do I Become a Client?
The first time you come to the Pantry, we will interview you briefly to confirm your eligibility for assistance and obtain needed information about your household.
A. When are you open to volunteer?
The Family Pantry FOOD PANTRY:
- Tuesdays 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
- Thursdays 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:00– 7:00 p.m.
- Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
The Second Glance Thrift Shop
- Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 pm
- Winter Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 pm
B. What do volunteers do at The Family Pantry?
The Family Pantry has many different volunteer job positions. The main positions at The Family Pantry are pantry food distribution, warehouse stocking, clothes sorting, redemption can sorting, and gardening. The Second Glance Thrift Shop has positions on the sales floor and backroom. Volunteers who work the backroom should be able to lift 25 pounds.
C. Can I come as an individual?
Absolutely! We seek individuals who can commit to a regular schedule of volunteering one 3 hour shift each week. All volunteers fill out a simple application. “CLICK HERE” for our application page to print. Please contact our Program Manager, Pat Brophy for more information 508-432-6519, email@example.com.
D. Can we come as a group?
Yes, groups can work on special projects in the warehouse or join in on work days in the garden.
E. Can The Family Pantry accommodate volunteers with special needs?
We evaluate all special needs situations individually, but we are happy to try and accommodate specials needs. To discuss your situation, please contact our Progam Manager, Pat Brophy at 508-432-6519, firstname.lastname@example.org.
F. Can I do my community service at The Family Pantry?
Yes, we accept both court ordered and school, church or other required community service applicants, however individual approval is required.
G. What should I wear to volunteer?
Attire for most of the volunteer positions is appropriate comfortable clothes with The Family Pantry Apron, a name tag and close-toed shoes.
H. Is there an age restriction?
Yes, our volunteers need to be 15 years old, we work in a large warehouse and safety is a priority
A. When can I stop by to donate clothing, food or financial support?
- Clothing Doantions
- MWF 8-10 AM ONLY
- Due to the Pandemic we are not accepting furniture at this time
- New Donation Center is located at The Second Glance Thrift Boutique at 265 Main Street in W. Harwich
- Food Donations
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-2:00PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays 7-Noon
- Food Donations can be made at the rear of the Pantry building
- All food donations must be placed in the green bins located at the rear entrance
- The bins will be emptied at the end of the working day
B. Do you accept small household items? Furniture is Paused During the Pandemic
Yes we accept kitchen wares, linens, small household appliances, decorative household items, artwork, jewelry, dishes, glassware, pots/pans and un-upholstered furniture. We DO NOT accept upholstered furniture, electronics, used toys, car seats, stuffed animals, mattresses, bed frames, TV stands, armoires, or large appliances.
C. What are the most needed food items to advertise at our company’s food drive?
__ Canned Tuna/Salmon in Water
__ Canned Chicken
__ Pasta sauce
__ Brownie Mix
__ Pancake Syrup
__ Canned Ravioli
__ Peanut Butter
__ Brown Rice
__ Whole Wheat Pasta
__ Healthy All-Fruit Jams and Jellies
__ Low Sodium Canned Vegetables
__ Low Sodium Hearty Soups
__ Shelf Stable Milk
__ Cereal - sugar free such as Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Chex
__ Macaroni and Cheese
__ Fresh Fruit and Fresh Produce
__ Un-opened Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, bar soap
__ Baby Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby food
__ We also accept new unwrapped toys for our Christmas toy program.