Vi Tutuny Food Pantry
The Vi Tutuny Food Pantry opened its doors on March 1, 2010 after 18 years in the basement of Gale House at St. Paul’s in downtown Natick.
Our Food Pantry provides:
- 3-5 bags of non-perishable food and
- 1 bag of perishable food
- 60 families served weekly
Each family is required to make an appointment for a specific date and time each month. Appointments are scheduled in 15-minute blocks.
Who Does It Serve?
The Vi Tutuny Food Pantry is one source of food for Natick Service Council clients. We offer food to those individuals and families in Natick that need help with providing food for themselves and their family.
Am I Eligible?
A ll Natick Service Council clients are eligible to use the Food Pantry once a month.
What’s the Process?
Once you become a Natick Service Council client, you will be given a Food Pantry card and can make your first appointment. You are responsible for making your own monthly appointments either by phone or in-person at the Natick Service Council office.
Approximately 24-hours in before your appointment, someone from the Natick Service Council will call to remind you of your appointment date and time. We ask that you arrive promptly for your monthly appointment and be finished shopping within the 15-minute appointment time.
We provide assistance with food selection and bagging. Additionally, we will help you load your groceries into your vehicle.
We will verify your income once a year.
How to Donate to the Food Pantry
Donations to the Vi Tutuny Food Pantry are accepted each day between 9am and 5pm at our 2 Webster Street address. We only accept donations of non-perishable food items.
We respectfully ask you not to donate any open or expired items - we just have to throw them away! Also, if you are unable to get to our office to make your donation, there are collection bins in the following locations:
- the front of the store in Roche Bros.
- one of the entrances to Stop 'n Shop
- the Morse Institute Library
- the Senior Center
The food in these drop boxes is collected each week by local students and their families and delivered to our Food Pantry.
Top 10 Food Pantry Items Needed:
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruit
- Hamburger Helper
- Coffee and/or tea
- Bottled juice
- Toilet Paper
To learn more contact us at (508) 655-1791.