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Acord Food Pantry

The Acord Food Pantry has provided food assistance to the residents of  EssexHamilton,  Ipswich, Manchester, Topsfield and Wenham since 1991.

If you or someone you know needs help, you may register with by phone (978.468.7424), email (, or in person during our open hours.

Acord Food Pantry operating hours
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Thursday: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Effective February 1, 2015 we will require proof of residency at each Pantry visit.

Click here for a list of other local resources.

Upcoming Events


Holiday breakfast bag distribution

We will be handing out holiday breakfast bags on on Wednesday, December 17, Thursday, December 19, and Saturday, December 23. Stop by Acord during our normal hours on those days to pick up your bag!

H/W Public Safety Food Drive

The annual Hamilton-Wenham Public Safety Food Drive will take place on Saturday, November 21. Hamilton and Wenham residents, please place non-expired and non-perishable foods at your mailbox by 8:30 a.m. and a public safety volunteer will deliver your donation to Acord.

Thanksgiving turkey distribution

We will be providing Thanksgiving turkeys and holiday dinner fixings on Friday, November 20 from 4pm-6:30pm. Please contact Acord if you’d like to receive a turkey.

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