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.

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



CRITICAL NEEDS: Community Outreach


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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
As we anticipate devastating impacts for our community as the global Coronavirus pandemic unfolds, we are shoring up our resources to meet the upcoming challenges of an unprecedented demand in critical supports - at exactly the time we are seeing the rapid dwindling of meal providers and food donors. The work continues, as our Outreach Coordinator traverses Lawrence in our two outreach vans to deliver bulk food and meals to churches and agencies serving the most vulnerable in our community.

B&R stands at the ready to leverage our mobility and extensive networks to ensure that those who need assistance receive it when and where they need it most. We need your support to continue offering lifesaving resources to those who need it most - now more than ever. 
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! 
We know everyone is facing challenges in their daily lives and are, as always, indebted to your friendship and caring for our community. Thank you for all you do!
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