Group photo of pantry volunteers

The Open Pantry welcomes individuals and families in need, regardless of race, creed, religion or country of origin.


Clients are requested to bring the following items each time they visit The Open Pantry:

(1)Identification for every member of the household being claimed is helpful, but not required. You will be asked for the name of each person in the household.
(2) Proof of Address is requested for the head of household from the last 90 days.  Name, date, and address is required for your proof of residence.  If you are homeless, simply let us know.

Volunteer taking orders from clients who are observing social distancing

Please visit The Open Pantry even if you do not have these items so we can provide additional resources and at least an ’emergency’ order of food for you and your family.

Communities Served

Individuals and families residing in :
  • Lowell
  • Billerica
  • Chelmsford
  • Dracut
  • Tewksbury
  • Tyngsborough
  • Westford
  • Wilmington

If you live in a different Massachusetts community, you can find similar services through Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.

Here are other community resources in Greater Lowell such as other food pantries, meal programs, and other resources.

What Food will you Receive?

Your first visit in any month you will receive perishable and non-perishable food. You can come for a second, but smaller amount of food each month. Please be sure to tell us if you have any food allergies or food you can’t eat.