St. Anne's Parish

Our Mission: To inform and educate through our lived faith at St. Anne.

St. Anne's Thrift Shop and Food Pantry

Location: Basement of church
Telephone: (508) 799-4169
Fax: (508) 797-9520 (St. Anne's rectory)
Hours of Operation: Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hours of Drop-Off: Perishable, non-perishable goods and toiletries can be dropped off on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

No drop-offs are allowed after 1:00 pm on Saturday or all day Sunday.

For safety reasons, the following USED items cannot be accepted:

  • Computers, electronics, used baby furniture and toys, and used stuffed animals
We do take NEW wrapped toys in their original packing. For furniture donations, please call before dropping off items.

St. Anne's Human Services

Matthew 25:40

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
St. Anne's Human Services outreach continues to grow each year. At Christmas time, they completed their annual town-wide Giving Tree program, supporting over 170 children with gifts. Each child received a large bag of toys and clothing. They also had a family adoption program, where a complete family is "adopted" by a generous supporter along with St. Anne's Church to help this needy family have a happier Christmas. The Giving Tree is an annual event.

Another annual event is their turkey and fixings give-away to food pantry clients. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Human Services gives out countless turkeys and holiday food bags. As part of their regular food distribution during the Christmas season, they also distributed toiletries, warm coats, pajamas, hats and gloves. Throughout the year, food pantry volunteers continue to coordinate daily donations of fresh food and bread from local grocery stores and bakeries. St. Anne's currently serves approximately 465 families comprised of about 1,405 individuals.

Human Services also helps with new babies, collecting baby items for families in need. Schools and religious education classes help out by holding diaper drives to fill the need.

As their program with challenged adults continues to grow, they have constant new groups of volunteers from programs in central Massachusetts to help them while at the same time learning new skills. They continue to work with the Worcester County Sheriff's Department, with inmates who are close to release coming to volunteer at the Food Pantry. Each week, they help to prepare bags of food and stock the pantry shelves. This is a great program, which helps them prepare for their release and re-integration to society.

Human Services is always grateful for everyone's continued support. They appreciate their volunteers' level of dedication in keeping the Food Pantry and Thrift Store running. Some volunteers come for a few hours a week, while others come three to four days a week. Without them, they would not be able to help the many people who benefit from the food pantry or continue to run the numerous other programs that they do on an ongoing basis.

Donations keep the Thrift Store running, which in turn helps to support the Food Pantry and other programs.

They are a small group with a big job! Thanks to all, and God bless you!