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 
Grocery gift cards
Detergent pods
Hand sanitizer
Razors/Shaving cream
To donate these items,
please email Dee Trudel
 to arrange.

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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
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.


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


The Coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate Lawrence - currently in "code red" for case numbers. Immigrants, seniors, the homeless and newly unemployed are facing social isolation and increased risk of food insecurity as agencies struggle to meet the rising need.
Our response is to meet people where they are. Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of pounds of meals and bulk food - as well as clothing, toiletries, pet food, laundry cards and gift cards to grocery stores and restaurants - are delivered five days a week to local agencies and churches serving those most at-risk of hardship across Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley.
This Fall, we launched a regular pantry program dedicated to seniors and veterans that includes home delivery. The Fresh Start program is back in full swing - and laundry cards are making their way into our outreach deliveries - offering the opportunity to stay clean and dry.

You can make a difference - even from a distance - by donating now to help our most vulnerable neighbors get through the pandemic this winter.

Your donation could mean a chance for someone experiencing homelessness to sit for a cup of coffee out of the elements or dry wet clothes, for a homebound senior to stock their pantry or for a parent to buy food to feed their family.

Now more than ever, we need to remember that our neighbors experiencing poverty need our support. Any donation you can make at this time will help connect folks struggling to survive with the assistance they need.