The Food Bank is primarily supported by the generous donations of the people in Grafton. All monetary donations and tribute gifts (in honor of or in memory of) are gratefully accepted. Donations can be made safely online through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button. In memory of information may be entered in the 'Message' section. If you wish to send a check, please make them payable to:
Friends of Grafton, Inc.
PO Box 324
Grafton, MA 01519
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
You can also donate to the Food Bank by:
Bringing food directly to the Grafton Municipal Center. Shelves marked ‘Donations” are on the first floor to the left of the Town Clerk’s office.
Purchasing extra food at Stop and Shop and dropping it into the boxes located at the front of the store by the check-out aisles.
Holding a food drive at your office, school, church, club meeting, scout meeting or family party. Contact the Grafton Food Bank at 508-277-4535 to schedule a time to drop off donations.
Participate in the Postal Worker’s food drive (usually held in May) by putting unexpired, non-perishable foods in plastic bags by your mailbox for the Postal Workers to pick up.
Purchase gift cards at Goretti’s, Stop and Shop, or other area grocery stores and donate them to the food bank.
If you shop through Amazon, please consider shopping through Amazon Smile. A percentage of what you buy is donated to us by Amazon. Click on link below to take you directly into smile.amazon.com.
Things We Always Need: (Please check expiration dates on all donations)
Whole grain cereals
Canned stews and pasta meals
Peanut butter/jam or jelly
Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, cooking oil
Rice/instant mashed potatoes
Please also consider these non-food items. Our clients cannot purchase these items using SNAP (formerly food smatps) funds.
Kleenex, toilet paper, detergent, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene, shampoo, pet food, Grafton PAYT garbage bags
Help Restock The Shelves Benefiting The Grafton Food Bank
The Municipal Center is closed due to COVID-19 pandemic and the Grafton Food Bank has been unable to supply our clients with food items and unable to accept donations of food from the community.
Since April, we have been mailing Stop and Shop gift cards to our clients to assist with their food needs. As preparations begin to once again offer food items to the clients of the Grafton Food Bank, we are holding a targeted food drive to help restock the shelves of the Food Bank.
For the time being, the Food Bank will still be operating in a modified capacity and offering clients a limited number of food items, plus a grocery store gift card for additional purchases. We deeply appreciate the ongoing generosity of the community!
Please consider donating the specific food items on this sign up list, and please be sure they have not expired.
Please drop-off food at the Municipal Center on the two dates listed below. There will be a tent set-up and volunteers will be there to receive your donation. Please have the food items in your trunk, remain in your vehicle and please wear a mask.
YOU CANNOT DROP OFF FOOD ON ANY OTHER DAY BECAUSE THE MUNICIPAL CENTER IS CLOSED
FOOD ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF ON THESE DATES ONLY:
Thursday, August 13th 10am - 12pm and 5-6pm
Tuesday, August 25th 10am - 12pm and 5-6pm