Lighthouse Landing Plaza
845 Route 28, Units 14-16,
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Frequently Asked Questions


A: Yes, donations are very much appreciated and are accepted year-round at our pantry (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to noon). We also accept food donations at participating locations around Yarmouth.

A: We drop-off locations in Yarmouth as well as select locations in Hyannis and Centerville:  Kings Way, Shaw’s Supermarket, Stop and Shop on Long Pond Drive, Stop and Shop on Station Avenue, Sons of Erin, Platinum, Yarmouth Libraries, Yarmouth Police Station, Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, Yarmouth Town Hall, and Cape Cod Five Bank in South Yarmouth. Donations can also be dropped off at Cape Cod Five Bank in Hyannis, Centerville and South Yarmouth, as well as BJ’s Wholesale, Trader Joe’s and Target in Hyannis.

A: Anything shelf stable is helpful! Here is a list of items in high demand:


Beef Stew/Chili

Instant Potatoes

Shelf Stable Milk

Canned Baked Beans


Canned spaghetti

Canned Vegetables


Stuffing Mix

Canned Fruit



Canned Tomatoes

Pancake Mix & Syrup

Toilet Paper


Peanut Butter

Tuna Fish


Spaghetti Sauce

White or Brown Rice

A: Any and all donations are appreciated and are put to good use! Monetary donations, however, are very helpful: for every $1 donated, we are able to purchase $2 worth of food from the Greater Food Bank of Boston, which can be allocated to where it is needed most.

Client Services

A: We distribute food twice a week, with additional distribution hours scheduled on the second and fourth Friday of the month, as well as the third Saturday of the month.

A: You will need a photo ID and proof of address if your ID does not have your current address, in which case a piece of mail addressed to you with your current address will suffice. Also, please bring any assistance verification with you–MassHealth, Food Stamps, Fuel Assistance, income verification, for example. For more info on becoming a new client, visit our Client Services page.


A: We are always looking for volunteers! You can call Executive Director Sue Martin at 508-394-0880 .

A: We have a variety of volunteering positions available, covering a range time commitments. To learn more about the volunteering options available, visit our Volunteering page.

  • The Yarmouth Food Pantry serves more than 11,300 individuals in Barnstable County.
  • The Yarmouth Food Pantry is a 100% all-volunteer operation.
  • Over 100 volunteers donate their time to helping fight food insecurity in our community.
  • For every $1 donated, the pantry is able to purchase $2 worth of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank.
  • Every week, the Yarmouth Food Pantry receives between 3,000 and 5,000lbs of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank.
  • On average, the Yarmouth Food Pantry distributes between 2000 and 3000 bags of food each month to more than 400 households.