Parmenter Food Pantry

The Parmenter Food Pantry is a long-standing volunteer organization that distributes grocery items to residents of Wayland regardless of reason for the need. A simple enrollment form and proof of residency is all that are required.

To see a short video of our food pantry, click here.

The Food Pantry is open one day each month from 9 AM — 11:30 AM at Parmenter Community Health Care’s main office at 266 Cochituate Road in Wayland. Click here for Directions to Parmenter Community Health Care.

We are always looking for donations of cash and time for the Food Pantry.  Cash allows us to purchase fresh and frozen meat and produce for our clients.  Your time is valuable and helps us make fast work of the food sorting that needs to be done on distribution days.


We gladly accept donations of non-perishable food items as well as non-food items.  Non-perishable donations may be dropped off at Parmenter Community Health Care's main office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or at one of the Local Community Donation Sites.


Cash donations are used to purchase fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, juice and other items that are in short supply. Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to the Parmenter Food Pantry. Checks may be sent to Parmenter Community Health Care, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer — delivering groceries to shut-ins, organizing canned goods, working with us on Food Pantry Day — please leave a message for our volunteer Food Pantry Coordinator at 508-358-3000.


Note dates are subject to change. Hours are 9 AM — 11:30 AM at Parmenter Community Health Care’s main office at 266 Cochituate Road in Wayland.


Food Pantry Dates 2015

January 8th

February 5th

March 5th

April 2nd

May 7th

June 4th

July 1st

August 6th

September 4th

October TBD

November TBD

December TBD

Items needed for the food pantry

Non-perishable food items:

  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned Soup
  • Cereals and Baking Mixes
  • Ground Coffee and Tea
  • Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Tuna and other Canned Meats

Non-food items:

  • Dish and Laundry Detergent
  • Mouthwash
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste

Other Donation Sites

  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage  311 Boston Post Road  Wayland, MA
  • Middlesex Savings Bank  150 Commonwealth Road  Wayland, MA
  • Sovereign Bank  326 Boston Post Road  Wayland, MA
  • Stop and Shop  400 Boston Post Rd, Wayland · (508) 358-0740
  • The Village Bank  62 Boston Post Road  Wayland, MA
  • Whole Foods Market  317 Boston Post Road  Wayland, MA



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266 Cochituate Road

Wayland, MA 01778

PH: 508-358-3000
Fax: 508-358-3011



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