Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry


Our Open Hand Pantry is very busy. We have changed our operating hours to help those that may be working but still in need of some assistance. Our pantry is now open Tuesday's from 4 - 7PM.  

The pantry is housed in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street.  Please contact us for more information or if you would like to volunteer. Food donations for the pantry are collected at all weekend Masses.


If you would like to donate to the Open Hand Pantry, please click on the the bottom of the page "Online Giving" then select St. James Parish, click Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry in the drop-down, or you can donate by check. Mailing Address: 6 Cottage St. Haverhill, MA 01830. Thank you! 



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Click here to read how our two parishes are working together with others to run the Food Pantry at the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street.    1/16/14


                                                                                                         OUR OPEN HAND PANTRY TEAM! 




Food and Personal Care Items Needed
October - March   April - September
Coffee (1 pound size)   Coffee (1 pound size)
Tea bags   Tea bags
Individual packets of Hot Cocoa   Boxed Cereal
Individual packets of Oatmeal   Salad Dressing
Pancake mix & Syrup   Mustard
Canned Vegetables:   Ketchup
     Corn   Mayo
     Peas   Tuna
     Green Beans   Canned Chicken
     Carrots   Spam
     Mixed Vegetables   Freeze Pops
     Black Beans   Cake Mixes and Icing
     Baked Beans   Individually wrapped snack items:
Diced Tomatos        Crackers
Spaghetti Sauce        Cookies
Brownie Mixes        Fruit Gummies
Cookie Mixes        Fruit Roll uups
Cake mixes and Icing   Jams and Jellies
Muffin Mixes   Salt and Pepper 
Individually wrapped snack items:   Boxed Pasta Salads
     Cookies   Personal Care Items
     Fruit Gummies        Shampoo
     Fruit Roll uups        Body wash
Boxed Stuffing Mix        Bars of soap (dove, olay)
Flavored Rice        Toothpaste (no kid flavored)
         Deodorant (male and female)
Personal Care Items        Razors
     Shampoo        Toilet paper
     Body wash    
     Bars of soap (dove, olay)    
     Toothpaste (no kid flavored)    
     Deodorant (male and female)    
     Toilet paper    

Thank you! 


Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry
16 Ashland Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

We are always looking for donations to stock our shelves!  The following is a list of suggestions. 




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