A Simple Gesture

A Simple Gesture is a program that has launched in many communities around the country for people to support their local food pantry on an ongoing basis.

How does it work?

  1. Sign up to participate at https://bit.ly/weymouth-simple-gesture
  2. You will receive a reusable grocery bag from Weymouth Kiwanis and a list of items that the Weymouth Food Pantry needs this month.
  3. Each time you go to the grocery store, pick up one or two things off the list and add them to the bag.
  4. On the second Sunday of each month, place your bag outside on your porch. Weymouth Kiwanis members will pick it up and drop off a new bag with a list for next month.

Sign up by MLK Day to participate in the February pick-up!

If you sign up after MLK Day, we will drop a bag at your house on February 12.

Where can I get my bag?

  • A Kiwanis member will drop off a bag at your house within a couple days of you signing up!
  • Alternatively, you can pick up a bag at our monthly Kiwanis Meeting at Tufts Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Pick-up Schedule

On each day listed below, put your bag outside and we will pick it up and drop off a new bag and list for the following month. Pick-ups will generally be in the afternoon.

  • Sunday, January 8, 2023
  • Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023 (First Sunday of the month – Easter is the second Sunday)
  • Sunday, May 12, 2023 (Mother’s Day)
  • Sunday, June 11, 2023
  • Sunday, July 9, 2023
  • Sunday, August 13, 2023
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023
  • Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Sunday, November 12, 2023
  • Sunday, December 10, 2023

Wish List for March 12 Pick-up

  • Canned beans (kidney, black, etc. as opposed to baked or green)
  • Broth
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Soup packets
  • Rice sides
  • Tuna
  • Jam or jelly
  • Granola/cereal bars
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned fruit

Wish List for April 2 Pick-up

  • Easter Eggs/Easter candy
  • Tea/coffee
  • Rice Sides (Knorr)
  • Jelly/jam
  • Tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned green beans
  • Pasta sauce (jar)
  • Mac & Cheese Cups
  • Tacos/wraps (for Cinco de Mayo)
  • Apple Sauce