JCC Greater Boston hosting ‘This Is Hunger,’ an interactive experience on wheels (literally, it’s a big rig!) brought to us by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Participants will embark on a 45-minute experience that will challenge our beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why, and empower us to take action.
The oldest and largest food pantry in Newton, MA, the Newton Food Pantry has been run independently by volunteers since 1983.
Every month, more than 650 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
My husband is disabled after working construction for 33 years. The Newton Food Pantry is a blessing! Our family of five has come to depend on the pantry for fresh produce and decent unexpired food. You always make us feel welcome and for that we truly thank you.
Food Pantry Spotlight
Comedy Night at The Second Church in Newton raised more than $1700 to help put food on our hungry neighbors’ tables. Heartfelt thanks for all the laughs and fun to our friends, supporters, and of course the comedians! Pictured here are Carolyn Paine, Comedy Night host, and Tracie Longman, Newton Food Pantry President.
A big shout-out to the Youth Group of FUSN (First Unitarian Church of Newton), who spent last Sunday touring the pantry, delivering bags of donated food, and learning about hunger in our community.