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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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TEL: 617-340-9554

EMAIL: info@centrestfoodpantry.org

ADDRESS

 

Centre Street Food Pantry

11 Homer street

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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DONATE FOOD

**WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING COMMUNITY FOOD DONATIONS AT THIS TIME. **

 

Under normal circumstances we would welcome food donations from the community. But these are not normal circumstances.

 

Due to the small size of our facility, we do not have adequate room to safely quarantine and sort food donations at this time. Our new pre-packed bag distribution has utilizes all our space such that we have to prioritize the safety of those helping with this effort and the storage of food we acquire from the Greater Boston Food Bank.

If you want to help us feed over 100 families a week, please consider making a financial donation, or, join us outdoors as a volunteer to bring grocery bags curbside.

Thank you for your on-going concern and support!

If you are a retail store or professional food establishment that wants to make a food donation, please call us or email our Pantry Manager, Rose.

HOW MUCH FOOD DO WE DISTRIBUTE?

We are providing every household with at least (2) pre-packed grocery bags of shelf stable food. Large families receive more. These bags include food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We are also giving out bags of fresh produce, refrigerated items and frozen chicken, fish, meat and vegetables.

 

Families with children receive an additional "Kids Club" bag of food that includes mini-milk boxes, granola bars, peanut butter, jam, canned tuna and snacks.

This all adds up to about 7,500 pounds of food packed into 500 bags every time we are open!

We are now providing groceries to 100+ families a week and we expect that number to increase.

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MOSt NEEDED

Rise and Shine!

  • Cereal (low sugar, please)

  • Oatmeal (Regular and instant)

  • Shelf Stable Milk

  • Pancake Mix & Syrup

Food for Kids

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jam or Jelly

  • Granola Bars

  • Single Serve Microwavable Food

  • White Tuna in Water

  • Crackers or Snack Bags

Hot and Hearty

  • Soups (chowders, chunky)

  • Stews or Chili

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Rice Pilaf Blends or Kasha

When we are able to accept community donations, if you want to run a food drive, please fill out the form on this page to tell us about it.

 

We'll respond to see how we can help and to arrange a convenient time for you to bring it to our pantry!

We do not accept:

  • Cold or frozen food

  • Expired food (please check the best by date)

  • Open items

  • Baby food or formula

  • Medicine

  • Household goods or clothing

Printable Food

List and Information about CSFP

Commercial FOOD DONATIONS 

If you are a food distributor, restaurant, retail store or vendor who wants to donate food, please call us or email our Pantry Manager, Rose.

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Thank you!

Please Tell Us About Your Food Drive