Entries in September 2018

Temple Shalom food drive brings over 1K bags of food to the NFP!

With a full truck of nearly 1,000 bags of food, personal care items, and household cleaners, volunteers from the Temple Shalom arrived at the Newton Food Pantry last week with the donations from their congregation. Volunteers pitched in to help unload the truck (which took a full hour!) and sort through the donations for stocking…

Newton Food Pantry Participates in the 2018 Ride for Food!

The Newton Food Pantry’s Three Squares New England Ride for Food (RFF) team raised over $22K to help feed our neighbors in need. The 7th Annual RFF, which took place on Sunday, September 23rd,  was the NFP’s first year participating in the event. In addition to the NFP RFF team, additional NFP volunteers were on hand to…

Heroes Around Us: The Newton Food Pantry

We are so excited to share this segment of “Heroes Around Us” – a new program from NewTV that spotlights extraordinary people in their communities. This episode features the Newton Food Pantry’s very own President Emeritus, Jackie Colby. Please watch here today! 

Newton Food Pantry In the News

In case you missed it…the Newton Food Pantry was recently featured in an edition of Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England, and published by the nonprofit Asian American Civic Association. The piece covers the support that the Newton Food Pantry provides to its Asian community. Check out the full article here.       

#MEFAPMatters

The Greater Boston Food Bank is one of 4 food banks in Massachusetts that rely on funding from the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP) in order to serve people struggling with hunger across the state. “Last year, MEFAP funds provided nearly 21 million healthy meals through the food banks’ statewide network of more than 800…

Thank you Service Stars!

In our last Thursday drive, Service Stars, a new camp to involve young students in social action projects, brought in a huge donation of most needed items.  While at the pantry, campers learned about food insecurity and the role of the Newton Food Pantry.  They also helped check dates on donations to make certain nothing…