The North Reading Food Pantry is seeking donations, including dry milk, canned corn, dry soup and ramen noodles, canned meat, cake mixes, frosting, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, mayonnaise, hot chocolate, paper towels, laundry detergent, and shampoo. The pantry, which is operated by the Christian Community Service of North Reading, is also home to a Clothes Closet, which provides clothing to those in need; an appointment is needed to shop. To make a donation to the food pantry, visit www.northreadingfoodpantry.org, or mail a check made payable to Christian Community Service, PO Pox 626, North Reading 01864. For more information or to make an appointment to browse the Clothes Closet, call the pantry at 978-276-0040.
- Brenda J. Buote