2018 Annual Food Caravan

Each year, the New England Food Foundation organizes a Food Caravan prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. In 2017, the NEFF collected donations of over 280,000 lbs. and over 11,000 cases of food and staples items that were distributed to 75 food pantries and shelters throughout New England. In 2018, the need is at an all-time high as local food pantries are serving more families than ever before! Many organizations have already reached out to us regarding the 2018 Caravan.

2018 NEFF Caravan: Request for Donations (docx)

Event Details

Date of Event

November 17, 2018

Items Needed

All grocery, household, health items are needed with special needs for staple items such as juice, cereal, canned items, peanut butter, tuna, rice, baking mixes, sugar, granola bars, toothpaste, etc. Any branded or store label works! Discontinued items, overstock, short-coded, excess……anything works!

Donation requests and delivery information will be sent out in early October.

Eligible Organizations

We donate to a variety of organizations from all over New England; some are existing customers of the Greater Boston Food Bank, but many are local grass-roots pantries that rely primarily on local donations. The products we provide vary from year to year based on the donations we receive. If your organization is interested in participating in the 2018 Caravan, please contact one of the following people:

John Gentile 781-686-2537 jgentile@ajletizio.com
Shawn Lynch 508-320-3639 slynch@ahold.com