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Who We Are

Anchor Food Pantry is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The Swampscott-based organization was selected from a total of 715 applicants during a competitive review process.

About Cummings Foundation

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, MA and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC.

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Updated Information on Accessing the Pantry (2024)

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Experience Anchor Food Pantry

Come See Us in Person!

The Anchor Pantry is open:

Mondays 11am-1pm 

Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm

86 Burrill Street Swampscott, MA

To Register for a Senior Delivery: 

All Senior deliveries go out on Monday mornings. *Unless noted in Calendar above

To find out more information please email or call us 781-479-3080

Preference Sheet

*First time visitors will be asked to show proof of Swampscott or Nahant residency and complete an intake form

*we are currently not receiving new Lynn visitors*

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Our Services

Bringing Change to the Community

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The Pantry Experience

Helping The Community

The cornerstone service of the Anchor Pantry is our in-person, shopping inspired experience.  Our members can come in and interact with our wonderful volunteers while choosing from a wide variety of food items and household necessities.


Senior Delivery Service

Paying Tribute to Our Elders

With the help of a dedicated effort from a wide network of local volunteers, we are able to, on a weekly basis, deliver pre-packed pantry bags that are loaded with nutritious food options and helpful, everyday household goods to our beloved senior community.

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"Life's persistent and most urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?'"

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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