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Tel: 617.340.9554



11 Homer Street

Newton, MA 02459


Centre Street Food Pantry receives no funding from the City of Newton.  We depend on the graciousness of our community to help us keep doing what we do best: feed people. 

Hunger in our community is real and your donation will make a real difference. The Centre Street Food Pantry spends more than $5,000 per month on food from the Greater Boston Food Bank and our other partners to supplement the food donated from our community. We rely on the generosity of our people like you to keep our shelves well stocked, so please help in any way you can. 

1 out of 9 school-aged kids in Newton lives at or below the poverty level

What Can Your monetary Donation Do?


buys 4-5 days of food for a local family

provides a local family with traditional fixings for a Thanksgiving meal

buys 100 rolls of toilet paper


sustains Kids' Club additional food for families when children are not receiving meals at school.

buys 2,500 pounds of nutritious food at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Mail your check to

Centre Street Food Pantry

11 Homer Street

Newton Centre, MA 02459

 food Donations

We accept donation drop-offs:

Tuesdays 12-1:30 and 4-7 and on the first Saturday of the month 11-1. Email us to arrange a different time.

Centre Street depends on your food donations to help keep our shelves stocked with great items.  Although we purchase nearly 80% of our food from the Greater Boston Food Bank, it's your food donations that keep our shelves stocked with a variety of different items that we cannot purchase from the food bank. The food you donate to us makes our shopping families excited to shop with us. 

We do not accept:

  • Opened items

  • Expired items

  • Perishable food

  • Baby food or formula.



 Interested in planning a food drive for us?  Email us and we can help you get started! 

Currently we could especially use:

  • Cereal

  • coffee (instant and regular)

  • Black tea

  • full size snacks

  • Spices (salt/pepper/garlic powder/Chilli powder)

  • canned fruit (especially pineapple)

  • Canned corn

  • diapers (adult and baby)

  • Sanitary items

  • sunscreen


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Each $10 donated will provide a weeks worth of groceries to a neighbor in need.  Consider a donation to Centre Street so we can continue helping others.