I Want to Help

Our Food Pantry would not survive without the generations donations and volunteer assistance from the Melrose community. 


Donations of unexpired non-perishable food items are always welcome.  Regular needs consist of canned soups and stews, vegetables, pasta and sauce, macaroni and cheese, cereal, tuna, peanut butter/jelly, and snacks.  (Click here for our current list of needs). We also accept paper goods and hygiene items.  Donations can be dropped off most weekdays, but we would prefer if you call to arrange a drop-off time.

In addition to Faith Church there are several food donation drop-off locations conveniently placed throughout Melrose.  Unexpired non-perishable items left at the following locations will be delivered directly to A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry:

  • Northern Bank & Trust (Franklin St)
  • Melrose City Hall (Main St.)
  • Milano Senior Center (W. Foster St.)
  • St. Mary’s Parish (Myrtle St.), after the weekend services

 We also welcome creative giving opportunities organized by individuals or local organizations, such as food drives and special collections. If you are interested in finding out more about how you can donate to our Pantry,  please call 781.662.8226. 


Occasionally we have a need for one-time volunteer assistance for special events and food drives.  If you would like to be contacted about potential volunteer opportunities, please call 781.662.8226. 

Items Needed

Desperate Needs:  

  • Non-Edible items
  • Canned Turkey or Chicken
  • Spam
  • Coffee
  • Spam
  • Cooking oil
  • Mayonnaise & Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Jelly
  • Parmalat Milk
 Everyday Needs:
  • Rice & Pasta sides
  • Beef stew
  • Corned beef hash
  • Pasta sauce
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Juice (canned or bottled)
  • Tuna fish
  • Campbell Chunky Soups
  • Chili 
  • Canned fruit
  • Ritz crackers
  • Cheez-its
  • Cold cereal
  • Pudding snack packs
  • Salad dressing (summer only)
  • Brownie Mix 
  • Cookies
  • Breakfast & Snack bars
  • Peanut Butter crackers
Non-edible Items:
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo
  • Dish detergent
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex
  • Hand pump soap
  • Deodorant
  • Air freshener
  • Cleaning products
Fresh Produce:

If you have a garden and have extra produce we can always use fresh vegetables delivered in time for our Friday AM pantry.  If you're interested in helping out, please call the church.  

We could also use gift cards to the Dollar Tree (located on Lynn Fells Parkway in Saugus), to be used toward the purchase of non-edible items.