The Pettengill House, Inc.

21 Water Street, Suite 4A, Amesbury, MA 01913

The Pettengill House Food Pantry

13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952

Phone:  (978) 463-8801


Nonprofit Community Social Service Agency


We are taking every precaution possible to keep our clients, volunteers, and staff safe during the pandemic.  Please see below for details about our adapted protocols and procedures for our programs and services, as well as information about our COVID-19 assistance programs.  If you have been economically impacted by COVID-19, please call at (978) 463-8801 to see how Pettengill House may be able to assist you.





Our Amesbury office is open M-F 8-4 by appointment only.  Please call (978) 463-8801 or reach out to your individual social worker to schedule an appointment.



Our pantry is located at 13 Lafayette Road (Rte 1), Salisbury, MA 01952.  All pantry service is now curbside.


Pantry Days:
Tuesdays 9:00-3:00, 4:00-6:00 (By appointment only)
Wednesdays 9:00-1:00 (By appointment only, for seniors and medically compromised individuals)

Pantry Drive-up Donation Hours:
Fridays, 8:00-Noon

Most Needed Pantry Items:

  • Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, soap, body wash, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Pasta & pasta sauces
  • White rice
  • Cereal (especially Cheerios)
  • Mac-N-Cheese
  • Ramen noodles
  • Tuna (especially white)
  • Canned meals (spaghetti-os, ravioli, etc.)
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Snacks (especially granola bars, chips)
  • Gluten-free items
  • Baking mixes (cake, cookies, etc.)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gift cards for groceries, gas, etc.

Community COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources



The purpose of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program is to provide short term relief to low and moderate income individuals and families whose incomes have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Newburyport has partnered with the Pettengill House, Inc. to administer the rental assistance program.
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Phone:  (978) 463-8801

Fax:  (978) 463-8743

The Pettengill House, Inc.

21 Water Street, Suite 4A

Amesbury, MA 01913

The Pettengill House Food Pantry

13 Lafayette Road (Rte. 1)

Salisbury, MA 01952