Friends of Norwell

The Friends of Norwell assists families, children and individuals in Norwell. With the support of generous individuals, businesses and churches, our organization serves about 250 adults and children in Norwell every week through The Norwell Food Pantry & Closet and Kids-in-Need. For the Holidays, our Adopt a Family Program helps to fulfill gifts requests for over 100 families.

Learn more about how our programs benefit your neighbors

Holiday Hours for Food Pantry 2018

Nov 20 – Pick up for Thanksgiving

Dec 18 – Drop off for holiday giving

Dec 20 – Give out for holiday giving

Closed Dec 27-Jan 3

Back open Jan 10th 2019


News & Updates

A Simple Gesture – Norwell

A-Simple-Gesture-NorwellA heartfelt WELCOME to A Simple Gesture – Norwell 

You Want to Help… We Want to Make it Easy.

A Simple Gesture is a door-to-door food collection program that will provide a steady supply of food to the neediest families in Norwell and surrounding communities.

How you can help:

  • Share food:  Ask us for a cool, green bag. We estimate that for every 300 people who participate, we will collect one additional ton of food per pickup.  And it all starts with you
  • Invite your neighbors: Ask neighbors if they would like to get a cool, green bag and join this program.

Norwell Chamber Donates

The Norwell Chamber has a history of giving back to the community. Each year the chamber donates to the Norwell Food Pantry, and 2015 is no exception.

Jack Burke, President of the Norwell Chamber of Commerce dropped by the Norwell Food Pantry to give a check to Alicia and Kathy Tedeschi.


Holiday Giving

If you are interested in helping out this year, please email us at norwellfp@aol.com , let us know how many people you would like to adopt.

For those of you who might not be interested in adopting but would still like to contribute we can always use gift cards, these are some of the locations that are requested the most, Target, Wal-Mart, Gas Card, Shaws, Stop& Shop, Hanover Mall etc.

All gifts need to be wrapped and labeled and dropped off at the Food Pantry at Town Hall on Tuesday December 18, between 9:30-3:30. You can contact the Adopt a Family program at norwellfp@aol.com  or by calling 781-690-5050.

Best Wishes and thank you all for your support!

Adopt a Family To help make sure the Holiday season is bright for all families, the Norwell Food Pantry organizes the Adopt-a-Family program each year to match sponsors with families in need.  Recipient parents give the Food Pantry a “wish list” of clothing and toys for each child.  The food pantry matches up sponsors with children, (sponsors may choose to adopt one or all the children in a family) and the sponsors bring the toys and clothes to the food pantry.

The program begins in November each year, and gifts are delivered to Town Hall mid-December. . You can help in two ways, make a donation , or Learn more about Adopting a Family.