Family Pantry of Cape Cod

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The Family Pantry of Cape Cod's Most Frequently Asked Questions


A. When are you open to distribute food and clothing?


The Family Pantry Location
       Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

       Wednesday 10:00 am -  12 Noon

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:00– 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 am - 12 Noon


The Second Glance Thrift Shop

Summer Hours:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Begins mid April)

Winter Hours:      10:00 am - 4:00 pm  (Begins early November)


B. How Do I Become a Client?

The first time you come to the Pantry, we will interview you briefly to confirm your eligibility for assistance and obtain needed information about your household.



A. When are you open to volunteer?


    The Family Pantry FOOD PANTRY:

  • Tuesdays 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
  • Thursdays 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:00– 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

The Second Glance Thrift Shop

  • Summer Hours:  Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Winter Hours:     Wednesday - Saturday  10:00 - 4:00 pm


B. What do volunteers do at The Family Pantry?

The Family Pantry has many different volunteer job positions. The main positions at The Family Pantry are pantry food distribution, warehouse stocking, clothes sorting, redemption can sorting, and gardening.  The Second Glance Thrift Shop has positions on the sales floor and backroom.  Volunteers who work the backroom should be able to lift 25 pounds. 


C. Can I come as an individual?

Absolutely! We seek individuals who can commit to a regular schedule of volunteering one 3 hour shift each week. All volunteers fill out a simple application. “CLICK HERE” for our application page to print. Please contact our Program Manager, Pat Brophy for more information 508-432-6519,


D. Can we come as a group?  Paused during Covid-19 pandemic

Yes, groups can work on special projects in the warehouse or join in on work days in the garden.


E. Can The Family Pantry accommodate volunteers with special needs?

We evaluate all special needs situations individually, but we are happy to try and accommodate specials needs. To discuss your situation, please contact our Progam Manager, Pat Brophy at 508-432-6519,


F. Can I do my community service at The Family Pantry?

Yes, we accept both court ordered and school, church or other required community service applicants, however individual approval is required.


G. What should I wear to volunteer?

Attire for most of the volunteer positions is appropriate comfortable clothes with The Family Pantry Apron, a name tag and close-toed shoes.


H. Is there an age restriction?

Yes, our volunteers need to be 15 years old, we work in a large warehouse and safety is a priority 



A. When can I stop by to donate clothing, food or financial support?  

  • Clothing Donations
    • Tuesday and Thursday 8-3:30PM,  Wednesday and Saturday 8-Noon
    • The Donation Center is located the Family Pantry main warehouse
  • Food Donations 
    • Tuesday, and Thursday 8:00AM-3:30PM and Wednesday and Saturday 8:00AM-Noon

B. Do you accept small household items?  

Yes we accept kitchen wares, linens, small household appliances, decorative household items, artwork, jewelry, dishes, glassware, pots/pans and un-upholstered furniture. We DO NOT accept upholstered furniture, electronics, used toys, car seats, stuffed animals, mattresses, bed frames, TV stands, armoires, or large appliances.

C. What are the most needed food items to advertise at our company’s food drive?  

     __ Canned Tuna/Salmon in Water

     __ Canned Chicken

     __ Pasta sauce

     __ Brownie Mix

     __ Pancake Syrup

     __ Canned Ravioli

     __ Peanut Butter

     __ Brown Rice

     __ Whole Wheat Pasta

     __ Healthy All-Fruit Jams and Jellies

     __ Low Sodium Canned Vegetables

     __ Low Sodium Hearty Soups

     __ Shelf Stable Milk

     __ Cereal - sugar free such as Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Chex

     __ Macaroni and Cheese

     __ Fresh Fruit and Fresh Produce

     __ Un-opened Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, bar soap

     __ Baby Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby food

     __ We also accept new unwrapped toys for our Christmas toy program.