Wednesday Shopping Hours
Wednesday Shopping • By Appointment: 12:00–3:00pm • Walk-in: 3:00–7:00pm • Details on Get Help page
If you need food, the Newton Food Pantry can help.
We are a 100% donation and volunteer-based organization.
Not all of Newton is affluent. 1 in 8 households survive on less than $26,200 in annual income resulting in food insecurity.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 5 families with children are food insecure.
Only 1 in 3 food-insecure adults used a food pantry, according to a new study by The Greater Boston Food Bank.
When Bernarda Montes de Oca first began volunteering at the Newton Food Pantry, it was a tiny space in the Waban Library. When she went back to work full time, she gave up her volunteer responsibilities, but the pandemic and an important life milestone pulled her back this year.
Just a short two months ago we moved our food distribution back indoors to a pre-pandemic shopping model. Gone are the days of pre-bagging groceries for our afternoon clients and handing out bags in unpredictable weather!