Indepedently run for over 32 years

The oldest and largest all-volunteer food pantry in Newton, MA, the Newton Food Pantry has been run independently by volunteers since 1983.

Over 1,500 individuals served per month

Every month, more than 1,500 Newton residents rely on the food and personal care products we provide free—at our pantry location, via home delivery, and in partnership with other local nonprofits.

One in eight households in Newton

Not all of Newton is affluent. In our city, 1 in 8 households survives on less than $25,000 in annual income.


Our highest priority during this challenging time is to protect the health of our shoppers and volunteers, and to remain a resource for those in our community who need food. We are open every Wednesday from 1:30-5:30PM. We are coordinating closely with the Newton Department of Health & Human Services, our inventory partners, and sharing “best practices” with other food pantries and food organizations. If you need assistance, please contact us at or 617-796-1233 or Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 (M-F from 8am-7pm & Saturday from 10am-2pm.) 

Dial ‘211’ if you have an emergency need for food or other assistance.

In 2020, we saw a 63% increase in the number of bags distributed to our clients. Since COVID, we have distributed 25,270 bags.


Fresh (Off the Press) from the Pantry