Helen Jordan has been volunteering at the Newton Food Pantry since 2015. She serves as Wednesday morning Shift Coordinator, is in charge of picking up donated foods from Panera and Trader Joe’s each week, and also helps periodically with home delivery. Helen says she volunteers at the NFP because, “I have been blessed. I can’t bear people not...
The oldest and largest all-volunteer food pantry in Newton, MA, the Newton Food Pantry has been run independently by volunteers since 1983.
Every month, more than 750 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.
Not all of Newton is affluent. In our city, 1 in 8 households survives on less than $25,000 in annual income.
2014 Northeastern University study
“I like shopping at the food pantry because it cuts down on the cost of grocery bills for my family of three, and the people are friendly.
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Joe Schleifer has been volunteering for the Newton Food Pantry for 14 years. He manages the sorting and boxing room on Wednesday mornings, and works on Wednesdays afternoons as well, handing out dairy products and refrigerated meals. Joe has lived in Newton for most of his life, and “likes reaching out to help others, especially Newton’s senior...
A big shout out to the Pierce School PTO Social Action Committee who collaborated with their Fifth grade Student Council to collect some of Newton Food Pantry’s most needed items. Thanks to Jennifer Bentley (seen here in photo), co-chair of the Social Action Committee, for making the delivery of 22 pre-sorted bags!
A huge thank you to Dedham’s Rashi Jewish Day School Kindergarten class for collecting 26 boxes of food, books and personal care items as part of their social justice curriculum. We so appreciate the support! (Image: Stephanie Rotsky (the school’s social justice coordinator), Sharon Miller, and Rachel Liptz delivering donations to Newton Food Pantry)