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The Newton Food Pantry provides a 4-5 day supply of nutritionally balanced food, once a month, to supplement the basic food supply of Newton residents in need. Our shelves are stocked with canned goods and toiletries, and when available, fresh fruit and produce, meats, bread and dairy products.
Everything is free to those who have verified need. Open to clients every Wednesday 1:30-5pm, and the 3rd Saturday of each month 11am-noon.
Food donations may be dropped off every Wednesday 9 - 3:30 at the Pantry, or at Hammond Realty, 1631 Beacon Street, Waban, when open. If you would like to make a financial donation, please make checks payable to "Newton Food Pantry" and send them to:
Newton Food Pantry, 1608 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02468You may contact volunteer Tracie at (617) 928-6021, for more information.
The Arabic Baptist Church Food Pantry/Clothes Closet is a non-profit organization run by volunteers from the church, community, Boy Scouts troops, YMCA, and Eliot House.
Food and clothing is distributed the second and fourth Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The pantry provides a three-day supply of food once a month for eligible Newton residents.
A new program called TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning, and Partnership for Seniors) provides education and support to Newton residents aged 60+ looking for alternatives to driving, due to age, ability, or individual choice.
Kerri Ann Tester, a social worker who is the director of TRIPPS, will hold office hours in the conference room at the Newton Senior Center on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30. Anyone seeking assistance with local transportation is welcome to stop in. Bring your lunch and your questions!
Community Farms-Outreach : Waltham Fields Community Farm
240 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA - 02452
Our farm, supports local hunger relief and food access efforts by providing fresh produce to emergency food programs in the Greater Boston Area; operating a special farmer's market for low income residents of Waltham, called the Martha Creedon Outreach Market; engaging in farm-to-school distributions with the Waltham Public Schools; and offering subsidized CSA shares. We have a goal of providing $40,000 or more worth of our fresh, organically grown vegetables through our food access programming each year.
JF & CS Family Table
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA. 02451
JF&CS Family Table, the largest kosher food pantry in New England, provides healthy food on a monthly and emergency basis to individuals and families in need. Our mission is to alleviate hunger in a way that meets nutritional and spiritual needs.
Each household receives a complete set of healthy groceries including fresh produce, personal hygiene items, and Jewish holiday and ritual items such as challah and Shabbat candles. Given the documented link between good health and good nutrition, Family Table provides the healthiest food possible along with healthy recipes using food from our pantry to promote health among recipients.
In addition, Family Table connects clients to other JF&CS and community resources in order to provide holistic care. We serve individuals who come to us through referrals from JF&CS programs and the community. Every individual is treated with compassion and dignity.
545 Moody Street
Waltham, MA. 02451
Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry –Waltham
311 River Street
Waltham, MA. 02453
Salvation Army/Waltham Pantry
33 Myrtle Street
Waltham, MA . 02453
St Vincent de Paul Society/St Patrick’s Food Pantry-Watertown
25 Chestnut St
Watertown, MA . 02472
Watertown Food Pantry
80 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA - 02472
PO Box 550252,
North Waltham, MA 02455
Provides emergency financial assistance for those who self-identify as Jewish, live in Metro Boston and who are experiencing economic distress in the areas of food, clothing, shelter and utilities.
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