We are excited to announce Newton Food Pantry’s participation in the Three Squares New England 7th Annual Ride for Food fundraising bike ride to take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Learn more about the NFP team and find out how you can help us raise funds to feed our neighbors in need by checking...
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
Thank you for giving me so much to be grateful for, and for caring about me and the whole community. In your work, you change my life for the better. My happiness and health and what I have is due to you.
Fresh (Off the Press) from the Newton Food Pantry
We are so excited to share this segment of “Heroes Around Us” – a new program from NewTV that spotlights extraordinary people in their communities. This episode features the Newton Food Pantry’s very own President Emeritus, Jackie Colby. Please watch here today!
In case you missed it…the Newton Food Pantry was recently featured in an edition of Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England, and published by the nonprofit Asian American Civic Association. The piece covers the support that the Newton Food Pantry provides to its Asian community. Check out the full article here.
Lisa Tieszen began volunteering for the Newton Food Pantry 10-12 years ago, initially as part of a social outreach opportunity for her church, Grace Episcopal. Lisa works at the pantry on Saturdays, and particularly enjoys overseeing the welcoming and training of new volunteers. She says, “I am inspired to see the range of people who...
Debby Horwitz has been volunteering for the Newton Food Pantry since 2002. Debby taught in the Newton public school system for thirty years, primarily as a first grade teacher, while raising her three children. Once she retired from teaching and had more free time, she decided to volunteer for the pantry as a way of...