The purposes of the Corporation are to provide a resource for those in need:
To offer food, clothing, shelter and companionship for those in need, as well as to act whenever and however possible as advocates for the disadvantaged, and to engage in other charitable purposes lawful in this Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Chelmsford Community Exchange, Inc. / Non-Profit ID # 04319400
One North Road, Chelmsford, Ma.-The old town hall, parking in rear of building.
Food Drop Offs
10:30 AM to1:00PM
6:45 PM- 7:45 PM
Food Pick ups:
Thursday / 2-4 PMPlease, Pantry users only to protect confidentiality
Friday / 6:30-8 PM
Saturdays -Noon to 1:30PM
First week in December through the last week of April
Check Holiday hours
Brazilians and Africans
WednesdayCheck Holiday hours
5PM to 8PM
FOOD PICK UP WEEKLY-
Note on Holiday Hours 2011
Call or email Pantry for changes or updates:
978 -250 3818 (changes in hours on message for drop offs and pickups)
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Guidelines for the United States:
NEW -2011-Poverty Guidelines
Appearances / Media News
Sandy's blog is updated on a regular basis-Check listed link.
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NEWS / General Information:
November 2010 Article:THANK YOU !- December 2006 Article /
NEW! / The Pantry has added more services for those without transportation in Lowell.
For details please see Sandy's Article, October, 2006
The 2006 fund raising theme for Chelmsford Community Exchange Inc. was:
"Is your heart open to the needs of others? "
Our pantry serves The Greater Lowell area and beyond. Hunger has no boundary lines nor do people having financial difficulties. Because of an outdated formula for evaluating poverty income guidelines , many families are hurting and do not qualify for any kind of assistance. The poverty is hidden and very prevalent because it is invisible. It is like a person that looks very healthy but has cancer or any other depilating illness which is eroding their insides. Food pantries are no longer band-aids but necessities. Most of our families work that come to us for help. Just check out the poverty guidelines on this site and it answers for itself.
God Bless all of you for your continued support and caring!Sandy Donovan,
Founder \ DirectorYour donations are deeply appreciated. Any of us , or our loved ones , could be in need of community support at some time in our lives. Don't let our "Chelmsford" name deceive you, we serve numerous communities in the Merrimack Valley! We make every effort to help those who seek our help. For this reason...
Cleaning out your pantry or closet ? Don't throw out canned goods , non perishable supplies and outdated but "good clothing, please! Check expiration dates, check for good, serviceable, clean clothing and if still good, donate them!
We also acknowledge the numerous individuals and groups who support us through services, time
and / or shared skills on a regular and ongoing basis. Thank you all!
Sandy's E Blog Address-
Sandy will be updating this on a regular basis with news and articles. Enjoy !
NEW! - LifeNews.com
St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish Site
Merrimack Valley Food Bank
Chelmsford Independent Online.Com
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*New November 2010
Flyer 2009 , In God We Trust - recently added to site-( also in Word or Adobe pdf )
October 2007, Food pantry is spreading its wings
"Good Friday -A Day of Forgiveness and Sadness" / by Sandy Donovan
Thank You All ! - December, 2006
October 26, 2006 -
Wings-Life Changes for All
October 27th, 2005 Article12th Anniversary of Community Exchange, Inc. / by Sandy Donovan / June 24, 2005
NEW - Sandy's E Blog Address
Sandy will be updating this on a regular basis . Check regularly!
Personal Flyer, Opposition to stem cell research / by Sandy Donovan / February, 2005
"Food Pantry Headaches and Blessings" / by Sandy Donovan / Dec. 2004
"Families Lives Changing Rapidly" by / Sandy Donovan
(Article Republished here)
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Please print this page, share with others, and cut and mail the form below if you or your church or organization can help us in this time of need. Download,View or print a Word Document Flyer for organizational use and making revisions,as needed. Thanks!
Check No: __________________
Retain this stub for your records
FRIENDS of the PANTRY
Enclosed is my cash contribution to help.
$5.00 / $10.00 / $15.00 / $25.00 / Other________
Please make checks payable to :
Chelmsford Community Exchange, Inc.
PO Box 394
Chelmsford, Ma. 01824
tel #: 978-250-3818