Our mission is to provide families within our community with consistent access to nutritious food in a dignified, SENSITIVE and INCLUSIVE environment.

We are a regional agency that was founded with a mission to help those in Newton as well as our neighbors in surrounding communities who also need access to healthy food.

We are able to fulfill our mission due to the work of hundreds of passionate and hard-working volunteers.

Our organization is led by a volunteer board of directors and two part-time staff who oversee operations and volunteers.


We are a small, committed team that is sustained by the generosity of people, local businesses and grants.

We began in 2011. If you want to know how we got started, click on our logo to read the story.


Board of Directors

Amy LesS


jean chadbourne


Laurie UtsteiN


karen allschwanG

Katherine Ballas

Saadia Baloch

cathy boskey

evan hoffman

kaRen KipmaN

risa shames


Rose Saia

Pantry manager

Sarah Tardiff

Volunteer Coordinator



We provide groceries to approximately 750 families a month.

Every month we distribute 3,500 grocery bags that add up to 50,000 pounds of food!


At every visit each household receives:

  • A pre-packed grocery bag of shelf stable food that includes staples for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Large families receive more.

  • A bag of fresh produce plus bags of potatoes and fresh fruit.

  • Fresh milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt.

  • A bag of frozen proteins that includes chicken plus fish, meat and/or vegetables or prepared foods.

  • Families with children receive an additional "Kids Club" bag of food that includes all the items on the list above and sometimes even more!

  • Fresh bread and desserts.

  • When available, an extra full ingredient "Meal of the Month" or a ready-to-eat prepared meal.