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

Will You Help Us Fight
Food Insecurity and Hunger on Cape Cod?

In Barnstable County there are 16,240 individuals who struggle with food insecurity, according to Feeding America’s 2018 Map the Meal Gap study

What does food insecurity look like? For some, it means replacing healthy yet more expensive food options, like fresh fruits and vegetables, with rice and pasta to stretch a dollar and stave off hunger. And for others, it means skipping meals altogether, and not knowing when they will eat next. 

Our clients

The Yarmouth Food Pantry serves different needs for different people. Seasonal workers often come for a week or two, until a regular paycheck starts. There are immigrants who have a difficult time finding work because of their limited language skills. And then there are families who have been struck by illness or injury and, as a result, are unable to work or are only able to work limited hours. While some clients only need to utilize the pantry a few times, until they can get back on their feet, there are others who come regularly. We welcome anyone who is experiencing food insecurity to visit our South Yarmouth location. We are here to help.

We couldn’t do it without YOU

To date, we have more than 8,000 registered clients who we could not have helped if it weren’t for our generous donors and all-volunteer staff. Because of their time, care and donations, those most in need in our community have a place to go when they have  trouble putting food on the table. 

Ways to support the Yarmouth Food Pantry
When making charitable donations, we hope you will consider the Yarmouth Food Pantry. There are a number of ways to contribute towards our mission, including the following:
    Make a monetary donation—online or via post. Checks can be mailed to The Yarmouth Food Pantry, P.O. Box 982, West Yarmouth, MA 02673. For every $1 donated, we are able to purchase $2 worth of food.
  • Make a food donation during our pantry hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon), at one of 16 other drop-off locations, or at one of our local food drives.
  •  Planned giving: include a gift to the Yarmouth Food Pantry in your will or living trust or name the Yarmouth Food Pantry as the owner and beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or life insurance policy.
  • Sign up and make your online purchases through the Amazon Smile. The Yarmouth Food Pantry receives .5% of sales on items you purchase through Amazon Smile portal. 
  • Volunteer — see our volunteer page for opportunities!
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • The Yarmouth Food Pantry serves more than 8,000 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 purchases between 3,000 and 5,000lbs of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank.
  • On average, the Yarmouth Food Pantry distributes between 800 and 900 bags of food each month to more than 150 households.