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Each $10 donated provides a week of groceries for a senior; $50 provides groceries for a family of four.  Consider a donation to Centre Street so we can reduce food insecurity for our neighbors. 

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Centre Street Food Pantry

11 Homer street

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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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 food and items such as toothpaste and laundry detergent, as well as delivery fees we pay for a truck to bring in thousands of pounds of food to us from the Greater Boston Food Bank. 

We expect to serve many new families who have never needed help before.  With your help, we will be able to give them food with kindness and dignity.


Our first pre-packed bag pantry service day brought 100 families to our doors.


We gave out over 500 bags which included shelf stable groceries, cold and frozen foods, Kids Club extra food, fresh 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, Becky and Rose



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Centre Street Food Pantry

11 Homer Street

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Provides a Week of food for a Senior

Fills 5 KIDS CLUB BAGS with healthy food for children not in school

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