St. Anne's Parish

Our Mission: To inform and educate through our lived faith at St. Anne.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, these are our current operating conditions and hours:

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot while supplies last.

ST. ANNE'S THRIFT SHOP is open on a limited basis from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays in the parish hall and outdoor shed. All new merchandise and lots of kids' clothes are available. Masks must be worn, and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

Parking: Please park in the lot behind the church.

Human Services Office Hours: Mondays 10-12 and Thursdays 9-11

Donations of gift cards / food pantry items can be made at these times.

St. Anne's Human Services

St. Anne's Human Services is a high functioning group of volunteers who service the needs of the less fortunate for the Town of Shrewsbury. There are two primary outreach programs: St. Anne's Human Services outreach and our Food Pantry programs. St. Anne's Human Services manages the Thrift Shop, where all proceeds go toward supporting our many outreach programs. We are 100% self-funded through donations and our thrift store. We interact and share resources with other organizations, including Shrewsbury schools, the Senior Center, and other support organizations and civic groups. Throughout the year we run many outreach programs including holiday food programs, the Giving Tree program, and the backpack program for families and seniors who find themselves in need of assistance.

Location: Basement of church. Parking in parking lot in back of church.
Food Pantry: Use left side double doors for donations, office, and food pantry.
Thrift Store: Use right side double doors for Thrift Store.
General Phone: (508) 799-4169
Food Pantry Manager: Cell Phone (508) 523-4619 (calls will be returned within 1 to 2 business days)
Email: HUMANSERVICES@STANNESPARISH.ORG

Food Pantry

St. Anne's Human Services Food Pantry services clients for the Town of Shrewsbury (01545 zip code). Each town (and zip code) has a designated food pantry. If you need assistance to find the correct Food Pantry, please call the Worcester Country Food Bank or check the WCFB web site.

Shrewsbury residents must show proof of residency and can sign up in the Human Services kitchen in the basement of the church. Please bring a valid picture ID and a current bill or lease (SELCO bill, tax bill, lease etc...)

Our large once-per-month food distribution is the 3rd Monday of every month 10:30 to 12:00.

We also distribute fresh food weekly on Mondays and Fridays at approximately 10:30 while supplies last.

Food Pantry Donations: We are happy to accept donations of dry goods (pasta, canned goods, juices, peanut butter, etc.), toiletries, (deodorant, disposable razors, soap, shampoo, conditioner, feminine care products, etc.), paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, paper plates, cups, etc.), laundry products, and cleaning products. Gift cards in $10.00 and $20.00 values are always needed.

Food Pantry Donations can be made during Food Pantry Hours and/or Thrift Store Hours.

Thrift Store

The proceeds collected from the sale of items in our thrift store directly fund our outreach programs and our food pantry. We are an all-volunteer based group who stock and run the thrift store.

Thrift Store Hours:

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Donations of used clothing and household items: Donations to the Thrift Store can be made ONLY during Thrift Store Hours. Please keep in mind items must be in good saleable condition, no leftover yard sale type items. NO drop-offs are allowed after 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Absolutely NO donations on Sundays.

Donations MUST be brought downstairs to the Kitchen. DO NOT leave donations upstairs at the entry doors or the parking lot. At this time, we are NOT accepting used furniture, computers, or electronics. State law does not allow us to take used baby furniture, used baby toys, used stuffed animals or used bedding or pillows (linens).