Fruits & Veggies
Fresh fruits and produce
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit  
Juice boxes
Shelf-stable fruit cups
Tomato/spaghetti sauce
Vegetable cooking spray
Cranberry sauce 
Whole grain bread, pasta, and rice products
Saltine crackers
Mac & cheese mix 
Cereal - low sugar/high fiber 
Shelf-stable milk
Dry milk 
Sliced or shredded cheese
Frozen meat 
Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
Canned soup or beef stew
Canned or dry beans/peas
Peanut butter 
Chicken and beef broth 
Ranch salad dressing
Splenda/Sweet N Low
Paper products
Ziplog bags - all sizes 
Gift cards for Market Basket or Stop & Shop
Detergent pods
To donate these items, please email Dee Trudel at
to arrange a drop off time.

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Men's socks, all sizes (new)
Men's underwear, all sizes (new)
Women's underwear, all sizes (new)
AA, AAA, and D batteries 
Garbage bags
Sanitary wipes/moist towelettes
Bottled water
Travel size toiletries
Diapers & Baby Wipes
Seasonal - summer
Men's tank tops (new or gently used)
Basketball shorts (new or gently used)
Sneakers, all sizes (new or gently used)
Baseball caps 
Bug spray
Seasonal - winter
Winter gloves
Winter hats
Join the ranks of the many respected companies in the Merrimack Valley that are meeting their philanthropic goals by contributing funds or large quantities of pantry items - making a huge impact!
Churches, non-profit groups, and larger organizations can help by providing cooked meals, pantry supplies, or ingredients for our evening meals. Contact Dee Trudel  for details about our current needs.
Honor someone special with a gift or tribute donation! It's easy - just click "Give in honour of someone" to be taken to the Small Token website to complete your gift donation - including an E-Card notifying the recipient of your donation! 
Help Lawrence Get Through the Summer

The outpouring of support from our friends and partners has made this possible. With you behind us, we can continue connecting those most in-need with food and other critical supports in real time, with no hoops to jump through. 
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Your passion for the mission is what keeps us pushing ahead. Thank you for all you do and please stay safe.
COVID-19 has left one million Massachusetts residents unemployed, and SNAP applications have increased by 360%. Lawrence has been hit hard - with 1 in 4 residents reporting as positive.
As we head into summer, Covid-19 continues to devastate the most vulnerable members of our community. Food insecurity looms large for our homeless, immigrants and seniors as they face even greater economic hardship, isolation and fewer places to turn to for help.

Since the pandemic began, together we've delivered over 100,000 pounds of food to local agencies, churches and the homeless of Lawrence.
Uncertainty is the word of the day. We're unsure of what tomorrow will bring, but our resolve to continue our response to this staggering reality on the ground in Lawrence and surrounding communities is unwavering. Even if it gets worse before it gets better, we'll be keeping our outreach efforts going to help as many people as possible.

Contributions by check
can be sent to:
Bread & Roses
58 Newbury Street
Lawrence, MA 01840. 
Your contributions are 100% tax deductible.