DONATIONS UPDATE: WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY IN-KIND DONATIONS AT THIS TIME. We are in need of paper grocery-sized double-bagged bags and fabric face masks (in sealed plastic bags). Drop off at 61 Ballard Street or 36 Metacomet Road only (not at City Hall). WE DO NOT NEED EGG CARTONS.

Watch our Double Bag Shuffle before dropping off those bags!


We are open during the City Hall closure and providing food to Newton residents during our regularly scheduled hours. ALL CLIENTS CAN NOW SHOP TWICE PER MONTH. Click here to read our important “Temporary Pantry Procedures” implemented during the crisis.

We need your financial support now more than ever. Head HERE to donate to the Newton Food Pantry today.

A Special Salute to Jack Casey

This month we celebrate the young adults who assist at the pantry on Wednesday mornings as part of our long-term affiliation with the Community Connections program, a Newton Public Schools program that provides opportunities for young adults with disabilities to develop independence, as well as vocational and life skills.  Jack Casey has worked for the pantry since 2016. Since…

The Newton Food Pantry Gives a Big Shout out to Nick Fabrizio

Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Fabrizio Nick Fabrizio started volunteering at the Newton Food Pantry when he was 14 years old, and soon discovered that he found the work very rewarding. His primary responsibility has been working on Wednesday mornings, unpacking boxes of food, stocking shelves, and loading and unloading the delivery trucks. According to board member…

Newton Food Pantry Proudly Spotlights Volunteer Clare Martin

Volunteer Spotlight: Clare Martin Clare Martin started volunteering at the Newton Food Pantry two years ago, working on Wednesdays and Saturdays as her schedule allowed. Her main duties have been helping clients with their monthly shopping, as well as cleaning up and re-stocking shelves. Clare was motivated to volunteer when she realized that the pantry was…

The Newton Food Pantry Salutes President Emeritus Jackie Colby!

Volunteer Spotlight: Jackie Colby Some of you may know that the Newton Food Pantry’s President Emeritus Jackie Colby was instrumental in making the NFP what it is today. Jackie, along with a few of her fellow parishioners, founded the pantry in 1983 in the basement of First Unitarian Society in West Newton. At that time,…

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Newton Food Pantry Blog Launch!

Exciting things are happening at The Newton Food Pantry! Stay tuned for important information and stories relevant to our community via the new Newton Food Pantry Blog page.