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...
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.
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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!
Like many in our country, the Newton Food Pantry is saddened and outraged by the recent tragedy in Atlanta which killed 8 people, 6 being women of Asian descent. There is no place for violence in the world in which we live and yet, despicably, hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)-identified people...