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

News & Updates

The Finest Hours – Movie


Are you ready to see the Walt Disney Productions’ release of the movie: The Finest Hours?Scenes filmed at the Cushing Center and around the South Shore and the Cape

Walt Disney Productions:

The Finest Hours Movie Premiere Event

                 Thursday, January 28th

Pre-show Event –  The Cushing Center 6:00 to 7:30

followed by  ~exclusive~ Private Preview Movie Showing at the Patriot Cinemas, Hanover  Tickets are $50 each.  PG 13 rating

Ticket price includes cocktails/cash bar and light fare at The Cushing Center, movie ticket, popcorn & drinks at the cinema. Copies of The Finest Hours book will be available for purchase.

Proceeds to benefit the Norwell Food Pantry in honor of their 25th Anniversary of serving our community.

Ticket sales begin Dec. 9 and will close on Jan 6 or – when sold out – as space is limited!

Tickets thru eventbrite:

Checks  made payable to The Norwell Food Pantry
However are to be mailed to
The Cushing Center PO Box 30, Norwell MA 02061
or dropped off at
The Cushing Center mail slot at Town Hall

For questions   Call Mary Lou at 781-659-2674

And we are suggesting that folks bring from following list to donate at The Cushing event:

1. Juice (bottles)

2. Juice Boxes/ bags

3. Kids Cereal

4. Paper Towels

5. Toilet Paper

6. Beef Stew in can or jar

7. Oil

8. Mayonnaise

9. School Snacks

10. Cookies

11. Coffee (ground or instant)

12. Pop tarts

13. Granola bars

14. Cereal bars

15. Snack Packs (pudding cups)


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.