The Family Pantry of Cape Cod Food Distribution Guidelines

The goal of the guidelines below is to help us to share the available food with all clients, on all shifts, on a fair and consistent basis. Please help us to meet the ever-increasing need for food from the Pantry by making your food choices carefully. Plan your bags so that you have enough space for the non-perishable items you most need and want.

TYPE OF FOOD

1-BAG CLIENT

(Household of 1 person sharing a kitchen)

2-BAG CLIENT

(Household of 1 person w/ own kitchen)

3-BAG CLIENT

(Household of 2 – 3 people)

4-BAG CLIENT

(Household of 4 or more people)

STANDARD NON-PERISHABLE FOODS

(Packaged foods that do not require refrigeration and may come in bags, boxes, cans, jars, etc).

1 of each item, only 1 full brown grocery bag. (1 small meat, 1 cheese, 1 egg, 1 margarine)

As many as 2 of each item, up to 2 full brown grocery bags.

Some limitations apply.

As many as 3 of each item, up to 3 full brown grocery bags.

Some limitations apply.

As many as 4 of each item, up to 4 full brown grocery bags.

Some limitations apply.

SPECIAL NON-PERISHABLE FOODS*

Sometimes the Pantry is able to offer special food items (for example, coffee, tea, flour, sugar, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salad dressing, sodas, and donated items). The special items you choose must fit into your brown grocery bags. We reserve the right to limit the number of these items per client, based on our supply.

Client Hours:

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12 Noon

Donation Drop-Off Hours:

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Office Hours:

Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM