The Centre Street Food Pantry is open every 
            Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
and the
first Saturday of the month from 11am-1pm.

We will be closed on Saturday, September 2nd, and open on September 9th instead.

Our address is 11 Homer Street, Newton Centre, MA. You should enter around the corner on Furber Lane. Click here for a map.

The Centre Street Food Pantry can be relied on as a source of food when you are in need.  We stock canned goods, juices, toiletries and have fresh items, produce, and bread. 
When you visit us, you will shop for the groceries you need for your household, according to how many people you have at home, within generous limits.

Residents of Newton and surrounding communities (Brighton, Watertown, Waltham, West Roxbury, Wellesley, Needham)  are welcome to shop once per month. 

Please fill out this form and bring it with you on your first visit: Pantry Application.  This form gives Newton residents access to all of Newton's food pantries.

The form should be signed by a person who can attest to your need, for example, a City Hall or school official, a clergy member, a social worker.

There are other forms of help available in Newton and beyond. Please check out our list of resources.

What is SNAP? Can I get help from the state?

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the program formerly  known as "food stamps."  It is a federal nutrition program that helps you stretch your food budget and buy healthy food.  SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and some farmers’ markets and co-op food programs.  SNAP is a federal entitlement program, this means anyone who is eligible will receive benefits. 
 In Massachusetts, you apply for benefits through the state agency called the Department of Transitional Assistance.  Please call toll-free at 1-800-645-8333 to speak with a counselor and to receive assistance applying.