Food Needed For Norwood Community 2024

How to help our neighbors in need

Norwood Baptist Church RI (NBCRI) has partnered with Norwood Elementary School as well as the Norwood Community to support neighbors in need.

Attached is a list of foods & items that are needed.

NBCRI supports people who need food in the following ways:

  • Families at Norwood Elementary School will be able to "shop" once a week for the items/supplies needed to help with food insecurity.

  • Support families within the Norwood neighborhood that are recommended either by the school, church members, or the Norwood Boys & Girls Clubs. Families are then vetted.

In addition to the list below, NBCRI is also in need of gift cards so families can pick up fresh items.  

Should you have food/gift cards that need to be dropped off, please contact the church to make arrangements with our mission team. (401) 941-7040

Gift cards can be placed in the mailbox located at the front double doors of the church or you may bring gift cards on Sunday morning and slide them under the office doors.

Food items being dropped off Sunday mornings can be placed in the wagon located in Trinity Hall. (Back door entrance) or you may call the office to make other arrangements. (401) 941-7040.

*If you would prefer to make a monetary donation and let us do the shopping for you, please click on the link to the right (GIVE). You may use your credit card to donate. Please click on the category Hunger Ministries.

Below is the list of items needed. You can also see the attached file and print it. It has the details of what is planned for each week. (FOOD DISTRIBUTION LIST) located below.

When shopping we also encourage you to look for items that have pull lids or can be cooked in a microwave. Most times, kids are cooking for themselves or others may be living out of motels/hotels. You are also invited to provide a good old fashion hand-can opener.


Hormel Complete Meals or meals that can be cooked in the microwave

Canned Chicken, or Tuna

Pasta & Pasta Sauce

Mac & Cheese 

Canned Pasta Meals (with pop lids)  

Meal Prep Kits (like - taco, hamburger helper, sloppy joe, banquet homestyle bakes) 


Instant Boxed Potatoes & Gravy



Soup/Stews, or Baked Beans

Ritz Crackers or Saltine Crackers 

Beans (Black or Red)

Canned Vegetables 

Breakfast/Lunch Staples

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Pancake Mix (that only requires water), 




Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups



Popcorn, Granola Bars, Pop-Tarts, or Pudding Cups, Breakfast Bars

Jell-O, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish, or Crackers

Brownie Mix, Cake Mix,  Instant Pudding


Toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner, soap, hygiene products, paper towels, laundry detergent, and dish soap

As well as plastic silverware, plates, bowls for those individuals who are living in motels/homeless.


Don't forget those Gift Cards to local markets for fresh products (bread, milk, meat)

Thank you!