Indepedently run for over 32 years

The oldest and largest all-volunteer food pantry in Newton, the Newton Food Pantry has been independently run exclusively by volunteers since 1983.

Over 700 individuals served per month

Each month we provide a five-day supply of nutritionally-balanced free food and personal care products to approximately 700 Newton residents who cannot afford enough to eat.

One-third of those we serve are chldren

More than one-third of those we serve are children (under age 18), and many are elderly.

In addition to offering food at our location in the basement of Newton City Hall, the Newton Food Pantry also delivers food to more than 45 households where homebound elderly or disabled residents live.

We partner with other local non-profits by supplying food to families at Family ACCESS (a family support agency), survivors of domestic abuse at Second Step, the Family Van in Boston, the pantry at the Arabic Baptist Church, as well as other community partners with food for the people who turn to them.

The Newton Food Pantry receives no direct funding from the City of Newton, the state of Massachusetts, or the federal government. That is why we rely on private support—both in-kind and financial—from generous individuals, businesses, religious organizations, schools, community and neighborhood groups, and charitable foundations.

Newton Food Pantry Board

Tracie Longman


Regina Wu


Maria Wilson-Portuondo


Ron Joseph


Jeff Zabel

Board Member

Jackie Colby

President Emeritus