A Greater Boston Food Bank survey of eastern Massachusetts residents indicated that there is still a high amount of food insecurity in the communities we serve. Half of those in need of food do not visit us due to transportation difficulties, the need to care for others at home and/or stigma. People in need of food cope with societal stigma fostered by American institutional thinking that those in need of food have done something wrong, don't work hard enough or are not worthy because they are immigrants and/or look different than their neighbors.
There is also a common belief that food insecurity is an intermittent condition when in fact, it is on-going for many due to the high cost of living in our area.
We have an an on-going need for your financial support so we can buy the essential, healthy food our neighbors need. During the pandemic, we gave food to over 2,000 different families along with diapers, feminine products, cleaning and personal care products (even toilet paper when the shelves in stores were bare!).
We are a small, 10 year old non-profit that relies upon grants and the generosity of individuals to operate. We do not receive funding or support from any city where we welcome residents in need of food.
Our small team has made a big impact because of the support of people like you. We are grateful for donations in any amount as together, our efforts combine to make an enormous difference!
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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 25 families
Provides Diapers and wipes for 25 families with children
Purchases 100 pounds of FRESH PRODUCE
Fills 50 Grocery bags with nutritious Fresh, Frozen and shelf stable food