The Food Pantry is one of our key food programs. It is available to anyone living in the Lowell School District that is facing financial hardship.
Residents can sign up anytime during regular Pantry hours (listed below) by bringing a current ID and proof of residence (piece of first class mail dated within the last 30 days). Individuals are then able to shop in the pantry one time each month, picking their own items from the shelves, which allows them to choose the specific items they need to help stretch the budget and supplement household needs.
Healthy Food for Healthy Individuals and Families
FROM believes everyone has the right to access good food. Our pantry provides foods that are good—fresh, healthy, sustainable, and that support local producers. The pantry focuses on foods that are healthy and nutritious and that follow the Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans.
Food as Long-term Change
FROM has a responsibility to address the root causes of food insecurity and that starts in the pantry. Addressing roots causes includes community food education, offering health screenings, purchasing from local farmers, CSA’s, connecting people with resources, supporting healthy social relationships, and participating in community collaborations that align with these values.
- Monday 2 – 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday 2 – 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday 5 – 7 p.m.
- Thursday 2 – 4: 30 p.m.
- Friday 10 a.m. – noon
How Can I Help?
We know that many people want to help by donating food and personal care items to the pantry. We ask that you follow the following guidelines. If you are interested in hosting a food drive with your work, church or community group, please email our Program Manager to contact us for our current critical need items. We also accept financial donations to the pantry because FROM buys wholesale, or in bulk, we can make a dollar go much further than an individual in a grocery store. Financial gifts also enable us to provide fresh, local and seasonal foods.
- Fresh Vegetables
- Fresh Fruits
- Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium or No Salt Added)
- Canned whole, diced, or crushed tomatoes (Low/No Sodium)
- Pasta Sauces
- Canned Fruits (Low Sugar or No Sugar Added)
- Boxed or Bagged Cereal (Low Sugar or No Sugar, Whole Grain)
- Brown Rice
- Dried unsalted nuts and seeds
- Whole Grain Bread
- Olive Oil
- Canola Oil
- Peanut Butter
- Healthier snack options like whole grain low sodium crackers, chips and popcorn
- Meats (canned, low sodium or no salt added, tuna and chicken preferred)
- Venison (Processed, Labeled),
To help us provide healthy food choices: We do not accept cookies, baked goods, candy or soft drinks. We do not accept dented, expired, or unlabeled cans
Personal Care Items:
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Toilet Paper
- Laundry Soap
- Disposable Razors
- Tooth Paste
Food and non-food items can be dropped up to the FROM office during business hours (Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.) Please do not leave pantry donations in the Treasures Thrift store donation room.
If you are unable to stop by during our business hours, please give us a call and we will arrange a time that works for your schedule.