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Food Pantry Donations

posted Oct 9, 2010, 7:24 AM by Joyce Middle School PTO Communications   [ updated Oct 9, 2010, 7:26 AM ]

Well it is that time again and the WCSC Food Pantry is getting ready for this years Holiday Food Baskets that will be distributed to families in Woburn & Winchester and we all know WCSC will need more than what they put out last year.  The number will probably be in the 500 range for each holiday (Thanksgiving & Christmas).  Below is what each basket needs if you plan on putting one together yourself.  If you are planning on that please contact Karen Colatrella (781-935-6495) or  ( to let her know before hand.


I you would like to make a donation of any of the needed items or maybe a cash donation or any food item for that matter you can drop them at WCEC, 2 Merrimac St any day 9-4 or let me know and I will be happy to come by and pick them up.  and deliver them for you.


Here is what each basket needs....each basket is set to feed 8-10 people


2 - large bottles of fruit juice (Apple or Cranberry)

2 - packages of stuffing mix

1 - large box of instant mashed potatoes or 5 lb bag of fresh potatoes

2 - boxes of Rice or Rice preparation mix

2 - cans of green beans

2 - cans of peas

2 - can of whole kernel corn

2 - jars of turkey or chicken gravy

2 - cans of fruit

2 - cans of cranberry sauce

2 - cans of turkey or chicken broth

1 - package of bread, cake or brownie mix

3 - boxes of Jello or pudding mix

cookies, nuts or crackers

coffee, tea or hot chocolate

A few Apples and oranges

Celery and carrots

a Frozen Turkey or a $10 gift certificate toward the purchase of one


These are the basic items for a "food basket".  You can pack it in the container of your choice (laundry baskets, decorated boxes, plastic bin, etc.)  You can add holiday items like tablecloths, candles, napkins, placemats, etc. (NO TOYS)