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Due to the COVID-19 emergency, there are many families and seniors in our community who are scrambling to keep food on the table.

With this increased demand, there is an increased need for your monetary donations so we can buy the essential, healthy food our neighbors need.

Centre Street Food Pantry depends on the generosity of those living in our community to help us give groceries to people who need them.  We do not receive funding from the city of Newton or any other town. 


We use donations for the purchase of produce and non-food  items such as toothpaste and soap. Donations cover our delivery fees that we pay for a truck to bring in thousands of pounds of food to us from the Greater Boston Food Bank. 

We are a resource for many new families who have never needed help before.  With your help, we will give them food with kindness and dignity.


Our first pre-packed bag pantry service day brought 100 families to our doors. We now regularly provide food for up to 150 families every time we are open. Prior to the COVID outbreak, our average was 80 families per service. We are helping more families, but particularly, more families with children as well as seniors.


We distribute over 500 bags of groceries which include shelf stable food, cold and frozen foods, Kids Club extra food, fresh bread and produce as well as cleaning and personal care items. And yes, toilet paper, too!

Our food acquisition costs have increased because we need more food, and, we need to now buy food that is no longer available or no longer free or low cost from The Greater Boston Food Bank.

We have a terrific group of volunteers - all working safely - who generously donate their time. With your financial support we will continue to bring groceries and other essential items to those in need.


Our leadership thanks you. If we could give you a hug, we would!

Amy, Laurie, Saadia, Jean, Cathy, Karen A., Kate, Evan, Karen K., Risa, Henry and Rose



Mail your check to:

Centre Street Food Pantry

11 Homer Street

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Provides a Week of food for a Senior Citizen

Provides toothpaste and soap for five families

Provides A Week of FOOD For a Family of four

Purchases 100 pounds of produce

Fills 150 Grocery bags with nutritious Fresh, Frozen and shelf stable food


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TEL: 617-340-9554



11 Homer street

(Entrance on Furber Lane)

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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