Category Archives: Medfield Food Cupboard

MHS Clay Club raises $ for MFC

From Kate Jones, K-12 Art Department Chair, Medfield Public Schools –

Clay Club presents Empty Bowls, a collaborative community dinner of soup and bread to raise money for Medfield Food Cupboard. 

A $25  ticket bought in advance gets you dinner along with two pottery classes to create a bowl to eat dinner out of and bring home with you. 

No time to make your own bowl? Choose a handmade  bowl at dinner, fill it with delicious soup donated by local restaurants, and take your bowl home with you!

All ages welcome! 

Sign up here

Email Sara Higger at with any questions.

Medfield Food Cupboard Day & 30th anniversary proclamation

The Select Board’s proclamation to the Medfield Food Cupboard on its 3oth anniversary was presented today at The Center to MFC President Susan Gorog by Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler

Medfield Food Cupboard Day

Medfield Food Cupboard Day

The Medfield Food Cupboard has been providing essential services to the town residents for thirty years, and the Select Board declared 11/9/2021 as “Medfield Food Cupboard Day.”

I had the honor to attend the Medfield Food Cupboard annual meeting last night to present the MFC with its proclamation. I can report that it was an extremely upbeat and happy celebration of the Medfield Food Cupboard’s many accomplishments over the past year: climbing out of a basement into a new location, serving many more clients, with much more food, and with many more food choices.

The MFC clearly operates akin to a well oiled fine watch at this point, and it was rewarding to see its expertise and efficiency in person. The Town of Medfield is so fortunate to have such a dedicated, experienced, productive, and good natured group of volunteers assisting our town.

In recogrnt1on of the Medfield Food Cupboard's 30th anniversary and their
steadfast efforts, the Town of Medfield issues this proclamation to honor
the Medfield Food Cupboard for "Thi1ty years of Neighbors Helping
Neighbors." Our community appreciates this meaningful milestone, and it is one
we can all feel proud about. In addition, the Board of Selectmen proclaims
November 9th to be Medfield Food Cupboard Day in the Town of Medfield.
Since its inception 30 years ago, at the United Church of Christ,
the Medfield Food Cupboard (MFC) has faithfully served our neighbors -
individuals, couples, seniors and families - in need of supplemental and
emergency food. At its heart, the MFC's mission is to make food available to
all Medfield residents suffering from food insecw·ity.
For over three decades, MFC donors and supporters have played a significant role
through food and financial contributions. Their volunteers' efforts, in conjunction
with support from our community, have made a lasting impact on those who rely
on their services.
Throughout the pandemic our community witnessed an outpouring of support for
the MFC and for those whom it serves. At the peak of the pandemic they
collectively served over 200 Medfield residents - the largest number in MFC
history, ensuring those who needed a helping hand were getting it. Observing a
world-wide crisis, during which our community quickly came together, was indeed
a powerful moment for all.
Congratulations to the Medfield Food Cupboard on 30 years of servmg our
_ !!2/~
ar CCI

MFC’s letter to Medfield

From Susan Maritan, Medfield Food Cupboard Publicist –

Dear Friends of the Medfield Food Cupboard,

We are starting off the New Year with a big THANK YOU to the Medfield community for its overwhelming support during this most unsettling year. The outpouring of generosity this holiday season will be remembered as the one with the biggest impact in our 29-year history. 

The entire town – individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, town departments, and community service groups – pitched in with monetary donations, food, and volunteer hours to ensure we remained open and that our shelves, refrigerator, and freezer were filled. Your efforts  continue to make a difference every day in the lives of over 200 residents who rely on us for emergency and supplemental food. 

We served more households and children than ever before, a significant accomplishment given Covid restrictions. Your support provided needed relief to individuals and families facing financial hardships and created a happy holiday for many children, seniors, and parents. Community groups provided presents, stockings, blankets, hand-knitted gloves and hats, pies and breads, Christmas trees, gingerbread house kits, and passes to the Winter Light Show, to those who otherwise may have gone without.

We look forward to working together in 2021 as we continue to operate under the challenges of this pandemic and strive to meet increased demand for our services. Your meaningful gifts of money, food, and time are helping to alleviate food insecurity for our neighbors in need. Gratitude from clients, smiles on children’s faces, dinners on tables, and food in the cupboard for tomorrow’s meals are the best start to a New Year for one and all. Thank you, dear neighbors, for making this possible. 

Susan Gorog and Tracey Rogers
Co-Presidents, Medfield Food Cupboard

MFC is open & ready to help

From the Medfield Food Cupboard –

Medfield Food Cupboard is open and ready to help anyone call 508-359-4958 or email

Hearty soups for MFC come September

From the Medfield Food Cupboard –


Put a Little Love in Your Shopping Cart this September

Almost six months have passed since Massachusetts began experiencing the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the Medfield Food Cupboard has worked steadfastly  and successfully to continue its mission of providing supplemental and emergency food to all Medfield residents in need.

As we approach the Fall, we are once again in need of several essential shelf-stable food items. “Due to low inventories of these items at the Food Cupboard, we are reaching out to our neighbors for their support through a month-long, targeted food drive starting September 1st,” noted Abby Marble, Director of Food Donations. 

The Food Cupboard’s most needed food items are: hearty soups, rice pilaf, solid white tuna in water, canned fruits in juice, canned or jarred tomato products, macaroni & cheese and grape jelly. “September, coincidently, is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together to fight hunger. With this said, we are asking folks to please consider purchasing these needed food items for our clients. This food drive will help feed our neighbors in need,” continued Marble. “We are so grateful for the community’s ongoing and committed support — our community is truly remarkable.”

The food drive will run the whole months of September. A trailer provided by the Department of Public Works will be parked in front of the Police/Fire Station in which donations can be dropped off. Please do not go inside in the Police Station. “We extend our heartfelt thanks to the DPW and to Police Chief Michelle Guerette for facilitating this drive for us,” added Marble.

For more information on the Food Cupboard, visit their website at or their Facebook page.

If you are a Medfield resident in need of food, you are encouraged to contact the Medfield Food Cupboard at 508-359-4958 or by email at

Marketing artwork provided by Rogan Robbins Advertising

PSB and MFC – food collection & fun this Saturday

Two of Medield’s best, Park Street Books and the Medfield Food Cupboard team up this Saturday  10-4 –

little blue truck

little blue truck fund raiser.jpg

Come see the Little Blue Truck and Donate Food

Stop by Medfield’s beloved Park Street Books on Saturday, May 23 between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera and take a photo with the adorable blue truck as described in the popular children’s book The Little Blue Truck — a story by Alice Schertle about friends helping friends. While stopping by for a fun photo, please consider bringing a bag of food to donate to the Medfield Food Cupboard. Requested kid-friendly food items include: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, crackers, packets of oatmeal and cookies. Donors are encouraged to post their cute photos on Medfield Food Cupboard’s Facebook page. The rain date is set for Sunday, May 24.

MFC logo

MFC’s food drive

MFC 20200420

Medfield Food CupboardLike Page

Six weeks into the quarantine, the Food Cupboard is facing a shortage of several essential shelf stable food items. In light of these shortages, we are reaching out to our Medfield neighbors for their support through a month-long, targeted food drive starting on April 20. Items can be placed in the trailer in front of the Public Safety Building. As always, thank you for your support.♥️

From Susan Maritan –


MHS Clay Club to Hold Fundraising Event for Food Cupboard

Medfield High School Clay Club, under the guidance of art teachers Sara Higger and Kate Jones, is planning a fundraising event called “Empty Bowls.” The club held their first ever Empty Bowls dinner last year, and it was very well received by the community. Local restaurants and businesses supported the event through soup and bread donations and the MHS Culinary Club provided the desserts.

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger organized by artisans on a community level, and Ms. Higger and Ms. Jones brought the concept to Medfield in order to raise money and awareness for the Medfield Food Cupboard.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser begins with a clay soup bowl making class at Medfield High School, followed by a glazing session a week later. The event finale takes place on March 19 when participants gather at Blake Middle School to enjoy a simple but delicious meal from their beautiful hand-made bowls.

Participants who are not be able to attend the earlier pottery sessions are encouraged to come to the dinner on the 19th; they can choose a bowl made by the MHS art students. At the end of the meal, all the guests take their bowls home to keep as a reminder of their donation to their Medfield neighbors in need.

Those interested in participating in the Empty Bowls event should go to the Medfield Food Cupboard website – – and click on the Sign-Up Genius to see available dates for classes and dinner. This is a great family-friendly event – children are welcome.

“We are so pleased that Ms. Higger, Ms. Jones, and the Clay Club are once again holding this community-building event on our behalf,” said Food Cupboard Co-President Tracey Rogers.

“We rely completely on financial and food donations to support our mission,” continued Co-President Susan Gorog. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community and its support of this creative fundraiser.”

Postal Food Drive this Saturday, May 11th

From Jacqui Doe –

Please help the

Medfield Food Cupboard

“Stamp Out Hunger” 


MFC box

Please leave unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food donations in your mailbox (or on the ground next to your mailbox if too big for the mailbox) for postal carriers to collect.



Donations MOST NEEDED include: Jam/Jelly; Canned Fruit; Low Sodium Canned Vegetables; Unsweetened Applesauce (6-packs); Low Sodium Black Beans; & Raisins (6-packs)