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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 through the Food Pantry program. Our goal is to serve those in need, and the community has provided us with the secure knowledge that this goal can be reached if we work together. We encourage anyone with a pickup truck available on Mondays or Fridays to help us pick up food at the Worcester County Food Bank on Route 9 in Shrewsbury.

Our annual Christmas program is managed through the Giving Tree as has been the custom for many years.

Location: Basement of church. Park in the parking lot in the back of church.
Food Pantry: Use the left side double doors for donations, office, and food pantry.
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.

Food is distributed every Monday at approximately 10:30 while supplies last. New clients can sign up at this time. Please line up in the parking lot and remain in your car. A volunteer will come to sign you up. 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.)

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.

Donations can be made during Food Pantry hours.

Thrift Store

As of June 1, 2021, the thrift shop area has been converted to a food pantry that will allow clients the choice of their foods. The entire area is dedicated to serving those families in a comfortable area with well-stocked shelves.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic brought huge obstacles to running the thrift shop. There are no scheduled deliveries as we have had in the past, and some of our suppliers have moved to a different part of the state. It is no longer feasible to accept secondhand items, and disposal of items we can't use is cost-prohibitive.

We thank all who have supported our thrift shop over the years. We are a small group doing a big job! We miss our thrift shop, but look forward to our new venture and with God's help and guidance, we know it will be a great success!