“My Indian roots make the issue of hunger and food scarcity in the midst of affluence, a familiar one. The Newton Food Pantry provides much needed help to less fortunate families in our community, many of whom have young children in need.” Newton resident, Sashi Kollipara, will be running the 2018 Boston Marathon to benefit the Newton Food…
New research—the first of its kind for Massachusetts—shows hunger and food insecurity in our state increased health-related expenditures by an estimated $2.4 billion at least, in 2016 alone. Please see this important study on the cost of hunger in our state conducted by The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and Children’s Healthwatch. Read more here….
Enthusiastic Zervas fifth graders, with the guidance of their teachers, organized a school-wide collection of most needed items for the Newton Food Pantry. We are so thrilled by the efforts of these children on behalf of their fellow citizens.
Newton Food Pantry was delighted to welcome The Fessenden School students from Mr. Iwejuo’s 5th Grade class during a recent Service Day. Students collected donations for the pantry and came in to help sort and box their donations. The boys learned about hunger in our community, and worked diligently sorting donations for NFP clients. A…
We are always delighted by community organizations that do targeted drives. Mr. Leone and Ms. Suma, teachers at Bigelow Middle School, recently stropped by the pantry to drop off donations from a successful collection by Bigelow students.
The Newton Food Pantry welcomed 7th graders from Winsor School at Monday’s Service Day. The girls toured the pantry, had a discussion on food insecurity, helped complete various projects, and then sorted/boxed all their donations. The girls were busy! Thanks to you all for your thoughtfulness and support for our community.
Chuck Gorman from Whole Foods came by the pantry in December to drop off a generous donation on behalf of Whole Foods as part of the November 2017 Turkey Trot. Thank you Whole Foods, we are so grateful!
We are so grateful to all those who stopped by the Newton Food Pantry during the holiday season to volunteer their time and drop off collected donations. A special thanks to Change Healthcare, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes and Mount Ida College.
Wearing a dapper green hat, black sweater adorned with funky buttons and pants with a jaunty pattern, passersby might assume John Murray was a stylish European gentleman out for a stroll with his friendly English springer spaniel Watson, if they spotted him around Newton. Read the full Newton Food Pantry coverage from the December 13,…
What an amazing turnout for this year’s Newton Turkey Trot! The Newton Food Pantry collected more than 30 bags of groceries (over 300 donated food items) throughout the event. Officially the event raised $6,000 for the Newton Food Pantry. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who helped out during the race and cheered on runners.