NAMS Bread & Roses Food Drive (12/4/19-12/11/19)

posted Nov 26, 2019, 5:04 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 5:53 AM ]


Our annual NAMS Student Leadership Food Drive for Bread & Roses is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 through Wednesday, December 11, 2019. There will be collection boxes placed in all NAMS homerooms. Last year, NAMS donated 4,441 lbs. of food and we are hoping to make an even bigger impact this year. We will need your help to reach our goal of 5,000 lbs. of food.

Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen in Lawrence, MA that has long been a center of hope and caring to the thousands of people in the Merrimack Valley who are struggling for survival. Their primary purpose is to ease the hunger of people in our community by providing a well-balanced, nutritious evening meal.  Last year, Bread & Roses was able to feed over 76,000 people. 

Below you will find a list of food items that have been requested Bread & Roses.  

Canned vegetables*

Cranberry sauce*

Canned tuna, salmon, chicken*

Canned soup or beef stew*


Saltine crackers*

Instant Oatmeal [packets]*

Chicken and beef broth* 

Spices - (garlic powder, adobo, sazon, oregano, basil, salt)*

Canned fruit

Juice boxes

Shelf-stable fruit cups


Tomato/spaghetti sauce

Vegetable cooking spray

 Pasta and rice products

Mac & cheese mix 

Cereal - low sugar/high fiber 

Shelf-stable milk

Dry milk 

Canned beans/peas

Peanut butter 

Ranch salad dressing

Splenda/Sweet N Low

Paper products: napkins, paper lunch bags

Ziploc bags - all sizes (Quart and Gallon)

Gift cards for Market Basket or Stop & Shop

*Most Needed Items

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