Thank you to Lucia Craffey and Lasell Professor, Dr. Nickki Dawes, for putting together the valuable presentation, “Making a Dual Impact: How on campus food Pantries” that creatively outlines the important role of food pantries on college campuses.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
We are currently seeking community-minded, motivated teens to apply for our Teen Ambassador Program (TAP). This selective year-long program offers middle and high school students the opportunity for personal growth while serving the greater good in the Newton community. Accepted teens serve as ambassadors for the Newton Food Pantry, while developing leadership skills in volunteer...
The Newton Food Pantry is proud to be participating in Project Bread’s Virtual Walk for Hunger. Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, founded in 1969, is the oldest and largest community fundraiser for hunger solutions in Massachusetts. Our team will be participating in The Commonwealth, a fundraising share program that allows the Newton Food Pantry to...
We are thrilled to now partner with of Project Giving Kids, a nonprofit with the mission to help teach empathy and social responsibility to young people. Learn more about their mission and initiatives HERE!